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    Fluxbox and Trustix Linux


    Hi all,

    Recently I've transformed a old machine (Intel Pentium 133Mhz, 64MB Ram) in a personal fierewall using kernel 2.4.x and iptables.

    The distro that I've founded most powerfull for that old machine was Trustix linux, and it runs really fast, and the machine never need to work in stress. But Trustix doesn't have X.

    Can I have a Blackbox or Fluxbox running in that system?

    How to do-it?

    Thanks a lot... and sory my english...

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    you will have to dl and install xorg, then the wm you want. X will run on virtualy any linux, just a loong compile. it will definetly slow down a machine that slow. (it will run, just i wouldn't recommend leaving it on).
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    i think you don't have to add x support as the pc will be used as a firewall.as qub said leave it as it is!
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    i dont think he was saying that, im jsut saying during peak times, an x on a slow machine thats also a sever and cause slowdowns. Also, a general scurity rule of thumb, the more programs you have, the more vunerable you are. While 'X' is not a serious security liability (i have yet to hear of a security related issue with it) its generaly a good idea (especaily on a firewall) to keep that count down. But if you want it, just find the package, you can alwasy uninstall if there is a problem.
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    Re: Fluxbox and Trustix Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenEye
    Hi all,

    Recently I've transformed a old machine (Intel Pentium 133Mhz, 64MB Ram) in a personal fierewall using kernel 2.4.x and iptables.

    The distro that I've founded most powerfull for that old machine was Trustix linux, and it runs really fast, and the machine never need to work in stress. But Trustix doesn't have X.

    Can I have a Blackbox or Fluxbox running in that system?

    How to do-it?

    Thanks a lot... and sory my english...

    Hey, is the xfree86 what you are looking for?

    just swup xfree86.

    Read this
    http://swup.trustix.org/
    and this
    http://swup.trustix.org/doc/

    Good luck. The 4.3 version is there. I think the system you want to use this on is a bit slow running xfree86. But you can always give it a try.

    The firewall if you want to use it.. without xfree86.. there is a wiki on that at http://doc.trustix.org/cgi-bin/trust...gi?TrustixWiki

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    Trustix does have xorg-x11 in SWUP in contrib, but please remember that it's a server, security oriented distro

    http://www.trustix.org

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