Re: do we really need a desktop environment?

From: Keith Brown <brownk_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Tue Nov 27 2007 - 08:23:59 CST

> Reason I'm poking around and asking is that I've ordered an Asus eee
> pc 4g on friday. Comes with xandros (albeit an asus modified
> version), that takes up 2.9gb of the 4.0gb SSD. Had the ability to
> switch from the basic view to a full desktop. I'm wondering if it's
> then possible to simply boot it into a terminal session (konsole if I
> can get it working, simply for the multiple shells) and skip the whole
> desktop environment.

   The CLI is the default in Slackware. All I have to do to bring up either
the CLI or KDM is to modify the default runlevel in /etc/inittab. Should
be some note in the file to tell you what change to make. My default is
the CLI and has been for 12 years.

Dr. Keith Brown
Department of Chemistry/
Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Center
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

There are only 10 kinds of people, those who understand binary and those
who don't.
Received on Tue Nov 27 08:24:29 2007

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