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Alright. Well I got my linux computer working using StartX. I'm even making this post through the linux box right now. So I have some basic questions. How do I ...
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    Alright. Well I got my linux computer working using StartX. I'm even making this post through the linux box right now. So I have some basic questions. How do I install Samba through x windows. Will x windows slow my computer down? And I plan to set up my linux box through x windows but when I have everthing configured move it back to the command line, how do I do this?

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    X might slow you down, but it depends on your computer speed and memory. As for getting to boot it into command line, ou can just go to /etc and edit the inittab file to alqays go to run level 3, which is full multi user mode and it doesn't auto-start x.

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    Ok so having x windows installed won't slow it down, just running it will?

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    having it installed but not running shouldn't slow down your system performance

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    On my 800 mhz, 192 mb sdam i run Seti@HOME, some compiling, and enlightentment + many smaller applications with no problems. So, I don't think your computer will suffer deeply unless its a 386 or something.

    You can check out icewm or xfce. Those two are pretty light-weight. Search for them at freshmeat.net

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    Blackbox is another very simple good one.

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    Interuption:
    Quote Originally Posted by Kriss
    On my 800 mhz, 192 mb sdam i run Seti@HOME...
    seti@home is still around? I remember putting in a couple of years on that project back in the late 90s...seems like only yesterday!

    - we now return you to your regularily scheduled programming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperTop
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    On my 800 mhz, 192 mb sdam i run Seti@HOME...
    seti@home is still around? I remember putting in a couple of years on that project back in the late 90s...seems like only yesterday!

    - we now return you to your regularily scheduled programming...
    Shure it's around! even with an x version and a console version. check it out here

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    Man SETI@home rocks and is still around. It feels good to donate those unused cycles of my proc. to science. I just hope that eventually they find something.
    "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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