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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 6:59 am    Post subject: AHHHH! No gui! bad gui! Reply with quote

I want linux. I don't want a gui that will run my craptacular old comp into the ground. I also don't want to have to load a gui to get the console working, because it would take 3 hoursa and then console would not open, and the gui would still be running anyways. Is there any way to configure gentoo *or just any linux distribution in general* that you install and right off the bat it's JUST TEXT like a computer from 1970's?

Thanks for any help anyone can give me..
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry, the gentoo installation doesn't use a single gui :D
So start compiling :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

- If you don't want a GUI, then you don't have to install XFree86.
- If you already have XFree86 installed, remove xdm from your Init-cycle.
- You may also remove the framebuffer ("text-mode in graphic-mode")

If done so, your computer will look similar to an MS-DOS 5.5 or a C64 after booting ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:14 am    Post subject: Majority suck, a few don't... Reply with quote

Most of us wouldn't have gripes with graphic user interfaces if they are intuitive, flexible, diligently designed, not reduntant and not flamboyant. Unfortunately, I've observed that little thought and research is put into most of the graphical user interfaces and front ends I've come accross. Some, however, are inspiring.

Needless to say, like has been pointed out above, the Gentoo installation is text based. All of the installation is done via Bash, a command line interpreter. :) Welcome to Gentoo and Good Luck!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also before starting to complain about why a package wants to install X, gkt or half KDE make sure to disable the appropriate USE... :P
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in make.conf
Code:
USE="-X -kde -gnome -gtk"

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrkPlague wrote:
in make.conf
Code:
USE="-X -kde -gnome -gtk"

don't forget USE="-qt"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, problem is it dosen't install. It says something about not finding specs and then trying to wing it and then not beig able to locate cd-rom device *which is weird considering this was booted FROM a cd..* So what why I wanted a smalelr one that could just be run from a floppy.. but I've onyl founf ones that are rescue, and even they don't work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pizen wrote:
DrkPlague wrote:
in make.conf
Code:
USE="-X -kde -gnome -gtk"

don't forget USE="-qt"

and use=-motif
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, search these forums on Framebuffer - setting up a proper framebuffer device on a command-line only box greatly enhances the experience (and lets you, for example, run links in graphical mode, view pdfs, etc.)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linaes wrote:
Yea, problem is it dosen't install. It says something about not finding specs and then trying to wing it and then not beig able to locate cd-rom device *which is weird considering this was booted FROM a cd..* So what why I wanted a smalelr one that could just be run from a floppy.. but I've onyl founf ones that are rescue, and even they don't work.


Try to get as detailed an error message as you can, and post it to the Installing Gentoo forum. Of course, do a search to see if someone else has had the same problem.

If you don't want a GUI, Gentoo is ideal, but for really old machenes with limited RAM and slow CPU's a binary distribution may be more appropriate. This topic has also been well covered in theses forums.

The install from a floppy is mentioned in the FAQ.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aja wrote:
pizen wrote:
DrkPlague wrote:
in make.conf
Code:
USE="-X -kde -gnome -gtk"

don't forget USE="-qt"

and use=-motif
and also use="-qtmt -xv -xmms"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PowerFactor wrote:
aja wrote:
pizen wrote:
DrkPlague wrote:
in make.conf
Code:
USE="-X -kde -gnome -gtk"

don't forget USE="-qt"

and use=-motif
and also use="-qtmt -xv -xmms"


and emerge -vp everything and make sure nothing is being USEd that you don't want.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

emerge ufed eary on in the install process. It will allow you to interactively modify your use flags with decriptions.
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