Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
  #31  
Old 4th June 2012, 07:01 PM
kkshethin Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: India
Posts: 340
linuxfirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

some of here may laugh but i advise easypeasy1.6.
I recently came into possession of a old hp netbook and for curiosity, I installed easypeasy 1.6 on netbbok. It took some 400MB+ updates being based on old ubuntu10.04 lucid. Afterwords I even installed msoffice with wine. I created dvd of my installation with remastersys. (i have now three different live-dvd iso files of various stages of installation which even contains songs of choices) But the result is extraordinary. It works perfectly. Netbook interface is very good. It lacked some applications but easy to resolve from software centre.

Now i have three system at home

1. Desktop (i3/4gb ram) running windows7+Fedora17- Games spin(also installed libreoffice and lot of other application including virtualbox. Running perfectly)

2. laptop (dualcore/4gb ram) running windows7+fedora17. running perfectly.

3. netbook-(--/512mb ram) running exclusive easypeasy1.6 (windows xp in virtualbox). running excellent

and nothing to say about computers at workplace. that for another episode

so in end for your configurations- my advice- try easypeasy1.6 and get surprised

Last edited by kkshethin; 4th June 2012 at 07:08 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 5th June 2012, 08:35 PM
kona0197 Offline
The Wibble Rouser
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 39
Posts: 4,161
linuxfirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

@sea -

Well I tried your suggestions. I'm able to add aps to the bar, yet I was curious if there is a way to move them around. I also tried your suggestions with the clock. It works yet it shows the seconds. Is there some other code to get rid of the seconds?

Thanks for the help!

@Dan -

Thanks for you help. I did try most of what you suggested. By the way it looks like I'm using F17.

@Gareth Jones -

No error codes from any program when trying to play WAV files. A Firefox add on, Webmail Notifier, will not play a custom WAV file for email notification. This same ectension has no issues in Windows. Curious.

Some updates:

Well I had to reinstall the system 3 times. I messed up the first system somehow because it would not boot the next day. The second time around I think the same thing happened. Anyhow, after reinstalling Fedora and using AutoPlus, thank you Dangermouse, everything is good!

I installed WINE thinking I could install and use MS Office. No go. WINE works great, Office just will not install. Come to find out AbiWord and GNUmetric can save in MS format so I don't need MS office. Just as well as the Linux versions for Office are easier to use.

Confused about what music player to use. Amarok will not run so what do you all recommend for a iTunes like player? I'm using VLC for other multimedia playback.

Thanks for the help!
__________________
Acer Notebook | Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core CPU - 2.4 GHz | 4 GB DDR3 L RAM | 500 GB HDD | Intel Graphics | DVD-RW | Windows 8.1

No fate but what we make...
My Blog: kona0197.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 5th June 2012, 10:36 PM
Mariusz W Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Berkeley, California
Posts: 690
linuxfirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

Fedora 17 minimal install should do. ArchLinux would do. I did a minimal install of Arch with only Openbox installed, Opera, mplayer. No login manager, no GTK, no firefox or any other beefy browser. Amazingly responsive. Very fast boot and shutdown (shutdown now is extremely fast in Fedora too).
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 8th June 2012, 10:33 PM
kona0197 Offline
The Wibble Rouser
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 39
Posts: 4,161
linuxfirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

Bit of an update here. I'm still using Fedora, I haven't reverted back to Windows. I find everyday that Linux is growing on me as I am learning new things about how Linux works, how to install or remove programs, ect.

Here's the programs I've been using and enjoying:

Browser: Firefox 12 with 6 extensions and a Firefox 3.6 theme
Email client: Thunderbird 12
Music player: Audacious
IRC client: Xchat
Office: AbiWord, Gnumeric
Editor: Leafpad
Burning software: K3B
DVD backup: Handbrake
Media player: VLC

I was still curious about how to adjust the clock to a 12 hour format with the seconds showing and if there was a way to move stuff on the taskbar around. So far no crashes, no issues. I was also wondering if I should update the system. If so, how?

BTW where is the program that shows what hardware is installed located at in LXDE?

Thanks for the help.
__________________
Acer Notebook | Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core CPU - 2.4 GHz | 4 GB DDR3 L RAM | 500 GB HDD | Intel Graphics | DVD-RW | Windows 8.1

No fate but what we make...
My Blog: kona0197.wordpress.com

Last edited by kona0197; 8th June 2012 at 10:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 9th June 2012, 02:37 PM
PatMcLJr Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: earth
Posts: 1,193
linuxopera
Re: "Light" Distro?

how about adding tiny core to the shopping list

on LXDE to change the clock format, right clk on the clock and edit away

you can get a list of the variables with "man date"
__________________
x--x--x
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
Freedom is never Free.
Pat Jr.

Last edited by PatMcLJr; 9th June 2012 at 02:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 9th June 2012, 05:34 PM
sea Online
"Shells" (of a sub world)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica (Swissh)
Age: 34
Posts: 3,694
linuxchrome
Re: "Light" Distro?

About moving the apps in the launcher, just where you add/remove them, there are 2 buttons below with arrows.
@ Pat, i had looked at the man date page, but the clock setting (of lxde) seems to be somewhat diffrent
__________________
Laptop: Toshiba satellite p50-a-11 CPU: Intel i7 8*2400 MHz GPU: GeForce GT 745M RAM: 8192 MB Distro: Fedora (Rawhide) DE: Awesome
Guide: Windows 8+ & Fedora 20+ Dualboot
Repo (sea-devel) :: Text User Interface (TUI), Video Handler Script (VHS), efi-helper, grub2-circled-nasa-themes, Essentials (blame, p, rmtf, rnd, siggen, screenshot...), (BETA) Dev-Scripts, (BETA) Fedora Account Scripts (FAS)
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 9th June 2012, 05:53 PM
kona0197 Offline
The Wibble Rouser
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 39
Posts: 4,161
linuxfirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

I don't see any buttons with arrows. Sorry.
__________________
Acer Notebook | Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core CPU - 2.4 GHz | 4 GB DDR3 L RAM | 500 GB HDD | Intel Graphics | DVD-RW | Windows 8.1

No fate but what we make...
My Blog: kona0197.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 9th June 2012, 06:02 PM
sea Online
"Shells" (of a sub world)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica (Swissh)
Age: 34
Posts: 3,694
linuxchrome
Re: "Light" Distro?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kona0197 View Post
I don't see any buttons with arrows. Sorry.
Weird, they are in the middle between the lists...
As you see in screenshot.
__________________
Laptop: Toshiba satellite p50-a-11 CPU: Intel i7 8*2400 MHz GPU: GeForce GT 745M RAM: 8192 MB Distro: Fedora (Rawhide) DE: Awesome
Guide: Windows 8+ & Fedora 20+ Dualboot
Repo (sea-devel) :: Text User Interface (TUI), Video Handler Script (VHS), efi-helper, grub2-circled-nasa-themes, Essentials (blame, p, rmtf, rnd, siggen, screenshot...), (BETA) Dev-Scripts, (BETA) Fedora Account Scripts (FAS)

Last edited by sea; 30th September 2014 at 02:40 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 9th June 2012, 09:12 PM
kona0197 Offline
The Wibble Rouser
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 39
Posts: 4,161
linuxfirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

Got it, thanks! I also got one of my Windows games to run under WINE. Sweet!
__________________
Acer Notebook | Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core CPU - 2.4 GHz | 4 GB DDR3 L RAM | 500 GB HDD | Intel Graphics | DVD-RW | Windows 8.1

No fate but what we make...
My Blog: kona0197.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 10th June 2012, 04:57 AM
LinuxNerd Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lawton, OK
Age: 22
Posts: 184
windows_vistafirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

Crunchbang.

---------- Post added 10th June 2012 at 03:50 AM ---------- Previous post was 9th June 2012 at 08:50 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by hadrons123 View Post
scientific linux?
I don't think Scientific in stock form is exactly lightweight due to using GNOME 2 as the DE, but I'm sure you can build it up from a minimal install to be relatively lightweight, like you can with Fedora or Ubuntu.

---------- Post added at 03:57 AM ---------- Previous post was at 03:50 AM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsn255 View Post
CrunchBang. Not sure if all the features works you are asking. I'm using it myself on old laptop as server. Atleast touchpad and wireless did work out of the box.
#!'s great, it works on pretty much ANYTHING. The PC I have it installed on is 13 years old.

Last edited by LinuxNerd; 10th June 2012 at 05:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 10th June 2012, 08:38 PM
kona0197 Offline
The Wibble Rouser
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 39
Posts: 4,161
linuxfirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

Can't recall the last time I had this much fun using an old computer. I can't imagine how Fedora would act on a newer system. Such a relief knowing I don't have too many viruses to worry about or having to defrag my hard drive.

Thanks for the help guys.
__________________
Acer Notebook | Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core CPU - 2.4 GHz | 4 GB DDR3 L RAM | 500 GB HDD | Intel Graphics | DVD-RW | Windows 8.1

No fate but what we make...
My Blog: kona0197.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 10th June 2012, 10:48 PM
Penguinclaw Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 149
linuxfirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsn255 View Post
CrunchBang. Not sure if all the features works you are asking. I'm using it myself on old laptop as server. Atleast touchpad and wireless did work out of the box.
I'd second that. It's a debian based distro and is lightning quick on my Eeepc 4g surf. I am pretty sure that all the codecs are there by default and the forum is friendly and very helpful. It has a dark theme out of the box which I like but of course you can customise if not to your taste. Give it a go I really think you'll be suprised how fast you can get that hardware working
__________________
OSS - the way forward
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 10th June 2012, 11:34 PM
kona0197 Offline
The Wibble Rouser
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 39
Posts: 4,161
linuxfirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

I've got Fedora LXDE running really fast as it is, think I'll stick to this until I get some other hard drive.
__________________
Acer Notebook | Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core CPU - 2.4 GHz | 4 GB DDR3 L RAM | 500 GB HDD | Intel Graphics | DVD-RW | Windows 8.1

No fate but what we make...
My Blog: kona0197.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 12th June 2012, 10:52 PM
kona0197 Offline
The Wibble Rouser
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Age: 39
Posts: 4,161
linuxfirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

Anyone know how to turn off indexing?
__________________
Acer Notebook | Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core CPU - 2.4 GHz | 4 GB DDR3 L RAM | 500 GB HDD | Intel Graphics | DVD-RW | Windows 8.1

No fate but what we make...
My Blog: kona0197.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 13th June 2012, 12:57 AM
sea Online
"Shells" (of a sub world)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica (Swissh)
Age: 34
Posts: 3,694
linuxfirefox
Re: "Light" Distro?

What indexing?
My running LXDE does no indexing...
__________________
Laptop: Toshiba satellite p50-a-11 CPU: Intel i7 8*2400 MHz GPU: GeForce GT 745M RAM: 8192 MB Distro: Fedora (Rawhide) DE: Awesome
Guide: Windows 8+ & Fedora 20+ Dualboot
Repo (sea-devel) :: Text User Interface (TUI), Video Handler Script (VHS), efi-helper, grub2-circled-nasa-themes, Essentials (blame, p, rmtf, rnd, siggen, screenshot...), (BETA) Dev-Scripts, (BETA) Fedora Account Scripts (FAS)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
unpredictable "delete" "move to trash" or "cut" file menu option dorianrenato Using Fedora 1 21st November 2011 04:09 AM
[SOLVED] "light bulb" lightman47 Using Fedora 3 24th September 2011 10:39 PM
Article on the "slow of light" LaughingBoy Wibble 7 2nd April 2008 01:39 AM
USB Light Stuck "On" kainaw Hardware & Laptops 3 15th November 2006 06:22 AM
Error:visibility arg must be one of "default", "hidden", "protected" or "internal" wangfeng Using Fedora 0 23rd May 2005 04:59 AM


Current GMT-time: 23:07 (Saturday, 20-12-2014)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat
...Waxahachie Hike And Bike Trail Travel Photos - Tanger Photos on Instagram - Boulevard, Tandag City Photos - Windmill Resort Photos - Windhover Travel Photos