Fluxbox or XFCE CE ?... older lappy... vaio.. small hd/mem

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Fluxbox or XFCE CE ?... older lappy... vaio.. small hd/mem

Postby Stocky on Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:57 am

I have cassandra on my old Vaio... 11.24gig, 256ram gets slow real fast...
I set the pc up on the fly...

Some say i should go fluxbox mint....
now I'm wondering if XFCE CE would be easier for a guy with mad cow to manuver?
Would want the most stable edition either way... thinking XFCE is the way??

hd looks like this...
ptn file sys MtPt size used un flags

/dev/hda1 ext2 / 3.13g 2.09g 1.03g
/dev/hda2 linux swap 1.07g ---- ----
/dev/hda3 reiserfs /media/hda3 7.04g 32.34mb 7.01g

Please help?? I gotta get to work as simple as possible..... I've googled like crazy for days...almost too much info out there to sort thru?

So do you think xfce isn't too big for this? All opinions and help appreciated.
any help on partition set up for downloading would earn extra prayers from me!!
Thanks,
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Re: Fluxbox or XFCE CE ?... older lappy... vaio.. small hd/mem

Postby terrorblader on Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:10 am

Mint XFCE edition is stable and fast , tried it some time ago on a PC with 512 Mb of Ram.
As to the partitioning :
512 Mb Swap
ext3 or ext4 6 to 10 gigs for /
the rest for /home or /media/Data or however you like it :)

PS : XFCE is also pretty , but I still prefer Gnome over it if system resources allow it.
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Re: Fluxbox or XFCE CE ?... older lappy... vaio.. small hd/mem

Postby lagagnon on Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:51 am

terrorblader wrote:Mint XFCE edition is stable and fast , tried it some time ago on a PC with 512 Mb of Ram.


Yes, but the original poster has only 256MB or RAM. Yes the xfce version will work with 256MB but it will not be a pleasant experience once you have Firefox or OpenOffice open - that will require swap space so your computer will slow down significantly.

With just 256MB I personally would stick with Fluxbox.
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Re: Fluxbox or XFCE CE ?... older lappy... vaio.. small hd/mem

Postby markfiend on Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:05 am

I don't know lagagnon, as well as the Gnome edition of Mint Gloria on my laptop at home, I also have the XFCE edition running on VirtualBox in my work (windows) peecee. I've only assigned 256Meg of RAM to the VirtualBox and it works, even with FF or OO running, without swapping. OK, it's a bit slow, but it works.

Obviously it's a virtual machine, not a real PC, but still.
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Postby Stocky on Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:29 am

Fluxbox might not be as easy...but I'll go it... or trudge through it if that's really my only choice....?
cause as Cassandra goes... right now firefox eventually becomes a crawl... but when I use OO it just freezes up... pretty much.
ques.
Would deleting/or if possible uninstalling OO help... do you think? and then maybe use abiWord or smaller packages... with xfce instead?
and isn't xfce mint, versus a full mint package like cassandra, notably speedier???
Thnx ahead for more sugestions...
Stocky
ps,,, how bad does that hd of mine look? I didn't know what i was doing....

/dev/hda1 ext2 / 3.13g 2.09g 1.03g
/dev/hda2 linux swap 1.07g ---- ----
/dev/hda3 reiserfs /media/hda3 7.04g 32.34mb 7.01g
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I just know someone out there....please..Fluxbox or XFCE CE

Postby Stocky on Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:33 pm

I know someone can tell me definitively to go in a prooper direction...

please... after seeing my setup.. what do you think???

thnx
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Re: Fluxbox or XFCE CE ?... older lappy... vaio.. small hd/mem

Postby terrorblader on Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:55 am

I say try XFCE first.If it is not fast enough , then go with Fluxbox.The install takes about 15 minutes :)
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Re: Fluxbox or XFCE CE ?... older lappy... vaio.. small hd/mem

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:06 pm

Based on the published and/or recommended minimum system requirements (see below) I would go with Fluxbox for a system such as you describe.

For Gloria XFCE:
System requirements:

A minimum of 3GB of free space and 256MB RAM are needed. For a comfortable experience we recommended to have at least 512MB RAM and 10GB of free space


For Felicia Fluxbox (Gloria Fluxbox not yet available)
System Requirements
x86 processor
128 MB of system memory (RAM)
2 GB of disk space for installation
VGA graphics card capable of 800x600 resolution
CD-ROM drive
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Re: Fluxbox or XFCE CE ?... older lappy... vaio.. small hd/mem

Postby lagagnon on Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:01 pm

Aging Technogeek wrote:Based on the published and/or recommended minimum system requirements (see below)....


Wow, you mean it might be a good idea to read the info at the website before asking questions? How novel. ;-)
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Re: Fluxbox or XFCE CE ?... older lappy... vaio.. small hd/mem

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:23 pm

lagagnon,

I know its a radical idea, but this is Linux-we're supposed to be radical.
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