Quote Originally Posted by D-cat View Post
"Open Mouth, Insert foot"

My bad for assuming you were looking for a minimal desktop instead of true minimalist cli. Sowwy. Sounds then like you hit the nail center on the head. Let us know what actually works out for you.
Just back the foot out slowly and things will be fine

I have gone with the Debian and it seems fine. Just got to figure out how to shutdown without needing root. Going to try adding my user name to /etc/shutdown.allow.

Having a cli environment on an eeepc 701 is quite a geek magnet