[conspire] my old acer laptop
star at starshine.org
Sat Feb 8 11:20:25 PST 2003
On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 12:22:13PM -0800, Nick Jennings wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 12:30:53PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> > If the laptop has at least _32 MB_, then I'd say getting X11 going is
> > very worthwhile. Less than that, maybe, but you won't get tremendous
> > mileage out of it. Less than 16 MB, don't bother.
> Although RAM is important, it's not the only factor. My Libretto 100cts
> has 32mb of RAM, and the CPU is overclocked to be 200mhz I believe.
> However X is horribly slow, even compiled from source (I'm running
> FreeBSD on it),
Have you tried telling it to make TinyX instead of the usual pile of
> and with evilwm as my windowmanager. Mozilla is a horrid
Dillo. It may not do SSL nor javastuff but it certainly doesn't waste
space on them, either.
> and why else would you run X if not for a web browser?
I suppose there might be a tiny game or some network tracing tool like
If you want a console-onle system though even 8 MB is acceptable (for
doing one thing at a time) and 32 MB is decent (for comfortable
multi-tasking, or one instance of emacs).
> I suppose it is usefull as a glorified console, but only if you really
> need that kind of thing, which it sounds like he doesnt.
> - Nick
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