x-windows mem requirements
mark_53 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 24 21:23:01 PDT 2000
I would set them up as X terminals using a minimum
Linux distribution like Xdenu or Peanut Linux
connected to a server running a full Slackware
As far as the memory goes, you can start out with a
100 Mb swap partition.
--- Russell Power <rjpower at washington.edu> wrote:
> I had the opportunity to run X on an old Compaq
> Pentium 90 I picked up. I
> think I had Redhat 6.2 on it, and its main purpose
> was as a server, but I
> put X on it for fun. X ran decently on it -
> however, the one hitch I had
> was that the video card (which was built into the
> mainboard) was not
> supported - so I ended up with some rather low-res
> support. Just to note -
> I was running Afterstep as my WM.
> I didn't have a chance to run Netscape or any other
> graphical browser on
> it - sorry.
> Anyway, I'd just make sure that the computers have a
> supported video card.
> Hope that helped...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Benjamin Honsinger"
> <Honsinger at whs.wsd.wednet.edu>
> To: "UW Linux Group" <linux at u.washington.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 4:27 PM
> Subject: x-windows mem requirements
> > Well, I just got pressed into becoming a small
> network admin here. A
> teacher at
> > my school got a palet of those government
> computers, they're all pretty
> > pentium 90's, with a couple of 100's. She wants me
> to help her set them up
> > use mainly as web computers for the classrooms.
> Most of them have 16MB of
> > some 32MB. My question is, how well is linux going
> to run x-windows with
> > of ram? Would that be acceptable for browsing the
> web? I haven't had a
> > to work with or install linux on lower end
> computers yet, so I'm not sure
> > well it works. I know linux runs fine on low end
> computers, but I'm not
> > about x. I would really appreciate advice on this,
> and more general advice
> > the best way to proceed in this situation if
> you're feeling typeative...
> > I think I'll need to setup a firewall and ip masq
> for these 8 computers.
> > network guy here in my school district is
> extremely paranoid about
> security, so
> > that is an issue - I have to be able to sell this
> to him before he lets
> > these computers on the network. Thanks for any
> > - Benjamin
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