Choosing a distribution
brian.mckee at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 14:49:31 UTC 2007
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On 6-Nov-07, at 4:05 AM, Chris G wrote:
>> Based on what you've described I'd suggest the server CD. After
>> done that, install fvwm. You'll also need to install X Window
>> (the fvwm
>> package doesn't seem to depend on it for some odd reason) and a
>> manager (e.g. xdm or gdm) along with fvwm (i.e.: [sudo] apt-get
>> fvwm xorg xdm).
> I'd probably dispense with xdm/gdm/wdm, just leave the system to
> default to init level 3 and run 'startx' to start X windows.
Ubuntu - Debian just use one run level. If you don't install or at
least prevent gdm et al. from starting then you have the equivalent.
And, as you say, run startx as needed. Of course, there's always
the argument that you shouldn't use X on a server at all - more
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