Re: Some questions regarding KDE & Gnome over Slackware 10.1
From: Jasen Betts (jasen-b_at_free.net.nospam.nz)
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 23:32:25 +1200
In article <email@example.com>, Java Jive wrote:
> I'm using KDE over Slackware 10.1 on a P2 - 233 - 64Mb.
> It was a pain to install (native CD-R drive can't read CD-RWs, only CD-Rs,
> and I didn't want to waste one of those, so had to temporarily mount a newer
> CD-RW drive),
think of all the money that saved!
> and I had to rebuild the kernel to include only what I need to
> get decent response, but I'm just about there now. As long as I don't have
> too many windows open the low memory is survivable even with KDE, but Gnome
> crashes for some reason.
> 1) I like the alternative-to-Windows nature of KDE. I realise there are
> lighter/faster WMs but they are *too* light in functionality for me. Is
> there any way I can speed up KDE?
what does kde have that you need? I use twm, and
have done since I had a 486 and before that used it on 68000 based machines.
> 2) Currently the logon screen seems to be part of Gnome. Can I uninstall
> all the Gnome stuff, or will that crash KDE? If yes, do I just uninstall
> all the packages beginning gnome* or is it more or less complicated than
yes, for the login screem uninstall gdm and install xdm or kdm in its place.
> 2) When I exit KDE it goes back to console mode. There is a Shutdown
> button on the menu but it just exits KDE. When I had SuSE on an older
> machine, I had a different graphical logon that went straight into KDE, and
> when I exited the machine shut down. How do I achieve this in Slackware?
first off you need an ATX power supply, my Celeron 333 is in an old case that
doesn't have one. does your machine?
does it go to the "power down" message in console mode or just a login screen?
I get a "power down" message here, but mostly I leave it running. :)
-- Bye. Jasen