Choosing a distribution
paul at aptanet.com
Tue Nov 6 15:10:53 UTC 2007
** Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com> [2007-11-06 14:56]:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
> On 6-Nov-07, at 4:05 AM, Chris G wrote:
> >> Based on what you've described I'd suggest the server CD. After
> >> you're
> >> 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
> >> display
> >> manager (e.g. xdm or gdm) along with fvwm (i.e.: [sudo] apt-get
> >> install
> >> 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
> software=more problems...
** end quote [Brian McKee]
Indeed, and little use for a screen or keyboard most of the time too -
certainly no mouse. Just ssh in and work from there. Not just fewer
problems, but fewer resources used as well.
Paul Tansom | Aptanet Ltd. | http://www.aptanet.com/ | 023 9238 0001
Registered in England | Company No: 4905028 | Registered Office:
Crawford House, Hambledon Road, Denmead, Waterlooville, Hants, PO7 6NU
More information about the ubuntu-users