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Hello Looking to run X windows on a debian 3.0 for a older machine with a 4 meg video. Its for a server so i want a smallest x server to take up as little resources as possible, but somewhat easy to use. I hear blackbox is light weight and simple, and inputs? Thanks Arron...

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    Hello

    Looking to run X windows on a debian 3.0 for a older machine with a 4 meg
    video. Its for a server so i want a smallest x server to take up as little
    resources as possible, but somewhat easy to use. I hear blackbox is light
    weight and simple, and inputs?

    Thanks
    Arron




    Arron Guest

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    In article <aTiYa.76$g7.10453read1.cgocable.net>, Arron wrote:
    > Looking to run X windows on a debian 3.0 for a older machine with a 4 meg
    > video. Its for a server so i want a smallest x server to take up as little
    > resources as possible, but somewhat easy to use. I hear blackbox is light
    > weight and simple, and inputs?
    A server doesn't need X. If you do install X, use the default (twm) that
    already comes with X. Make sure you don't run X while the system is in
    production. Running X during setup doesn't help a bit either though.
    Webmin might be a better idea if you don't trust your skills. You can
    throw the monitor away and hide the server somewhere so it's not in the
    way and the noise doesn't bother you.

    FYI, blackbox etc. are not X servers. X is the server, blackbox is a
    client. As for the X server, Debian 3.0 does give you the option of
    running X 3.3.x, which may be lighter than X 4.x. But then again, you
    don't want X.

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    Juha Siltala
    Juha Kustaa Siltala Guest

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    "Arron" <Askmenowhere.net> wrote in message news:<aTiYa.76$g7.10453read1.cgocable.net>...
    > Hello
    >
    > Looking to run X windows on a debian 3.0 for a older machine with a 4 meg
    > video. Its for a server so i want a smallest x server to take up as little
    > resources as possible, but somewhat easy to use. I hear blackbox is light
    > weight and simple, and inputs?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Arron
    Unless there is a reason for using a GUI that you haven't told us, I
    would recommend using an alternative approach - OpenSSH.
    Xyerp Guest

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    hmmm i may be off on the mark, isnt OpenSSH for secure connections? I just
    would like a light gui that wont drain resources. FVWM seems to be working
    nice and blackbox as well, gnome and kde are out of the question! What
    exactly do you mean by "recommend using an alternative approach - OpenSSH"
    am i missing something?

    Thanks


    "Xyerp" <Xyerphotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3d7bc779.0308080539.3fac388bposting.google.c om...
    > "Arron" <Askmenowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:<aTiYa.76$g7.10453read1.cgocable.net>...
    > > Hello
    > >
    > > Looking to run X windows on a debian 3.0 for a older machine with a 4
    meg
    > > video. Its for a server so i want a smallest x server to take up as
    little
    > > resources as possible, but somewhat easy to use. I hear blackbox is
    light
    > > weight and simple, and inputs?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Arron
    >
    > Unless there is a reason for using a GUI that you haven't told us, I
    > would recommend using an alternative approach - OpenSSH.

    Arron Guest

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    "Arron" <Askmenowhere.net> wrote in message news:<7SjZa.2254$g7.131127read1.cgocable.net>...
    > hmmm i may be off on the mark, isnt OpenSSH for secure connections? I just
    > would like a light gui that wont drain resources. FVWM seems to be working
    > nice and blackbox as well, gnome and kde are out of the question! What
    > exactly do you mean by "recommend using an alternative approach - OpenSSH"
    > am i missing something?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    What is meant is, "Have you considered security?". If this is for a
    home network where security is not a consideration, you could go even
    more lightweight than OpenSSH and just use plain telnet.

    Just FYI, command line interfaces are way more lightweight than any
    GUI, hence the original question - "Why do you need a GUI"?
    Xyerp Guest

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