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Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby specmod1 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:34 pm

I am thinking about installing Debian stable, But Debian has took out all non free drivers, so could i use the Debian mint dvd itsself as a repo? so i can install my wifi drivers?

I have a edimax PCl wifo card not sure what driver to look for? ew-7128g

I also do not want to install everything....... Is it possible to do a custom install? I do not want install open office, and a LOT of other crap, Gimp.. etc I don't even have a printer or blue tooth why would i need them installed?
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby mads on Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:56 pm

specmod1 wrote:I am thinking about installing Debian stable, But Debian has took out all non free drivers, so could i use the Debian mint dvd itsself as a repo? so i can install my wifi drivers?

I have a edimax PCl wifo card not sure what driver to look for? ew-7128g

I also do not want to install everything....... Is it possible to do a custom install? I do not want install open office, and a LOT of other crap, Gimp.. etc I don't even have a printer or blue tooth why would i need them installed?


Source: viewtopic.php?f=141&t=69565#p401988
vincent wrote:The latest LMDE snapshot (2012-12/2011-01) was released before the final release of Debian Squeeze (i.e. the latest stable version). That means that as long as you haven't updated it yet, just edit /etc/apt/sources.list and change all the references of "testing" to "squeeze"; once you update your system, you'll effectively have a Debian Stable system.
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby specmod1 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:56 pm

The Iso is 1 gig+, I only have a 6 gig hard drive and a 1 gig sd card,

Mint would have a lot more junk to remove then what would Debian have... There is not easy way to remove it all,

I been trying to build a custom Iso with only 300mb to 400 mb of software just for surfing the web, no gimp, Video programs, Openoffice, and god knows what, tomboy notes, Notepad? some email client that i can't remove? The UGLY themes that are included, Gwibber, Transmission, Xchat, Giver? all the graphics programs, Printing programs, F spot, printer drivers, Java, and all kinds of hidden programs
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby mads on Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:29 pm

specmod1 wrote:... and all kinds of hidden programs

:shock: Could you mention one? I've never heard of "hidden" programs before.
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby specmod1 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:37 pm

mads wrote:
specmod1 wrote:... and all kinds of hidden programs

:shock: Could you mention one? I've never heard of "hidden" programs before.


Vim, Nano are the only ones i know of...

What is CUPs? can i remove it?
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby dawgdoc on Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:47 pm

CUPS = Common Unix Printing System. The description from Synaptic says
The Common UNIX Printing System (or CUPS(tm)) is a printing system and
general replacement for lpd and the like. It supports the Internet
Printing Protocol (IPP), and has its own filtering driver model for
handling various document types
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby mads on Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:49 pm

Why don't you go for 'Tiny Core Linux'?
Tiny Core Linux is a very small (10 MB) minimal Linux GUI Desktop. It is based on Linux 2.6 kernel...
It represents only the core needed to boot into a very minimal X desktop typically with wired internet access.
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby wayne128 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:11 pm

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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby specmod1 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:48 pm

I am going to build it myself using a bare bones stripped down gmone desktop, And using that liquidize x kernel or what ever its called, is there any place where i can upload the iso so people can down load it?

May use compiz window manager if its stable, Faster then what ever gnome is using.. and if its low on weight ( mb) :|

I have 13 hard drives, all but 1 are dead,,, this hard drive is 11 years old.........
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby specmod1 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:51 pm

Is it safe to remove Samba too? what about cups?
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby Halzen on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:43 am

specmod1 wrote:Is it safe to remove Samba too? what about cups?


It is my understanding that it is "safe" to remove both of those - you're just trading some functionality (sharing folders across a network and easy printing, in the case of those two).
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby specmod1 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:37 pm

i am removing bluetooth, it wants to remove gnome user share? safe?

what else can i remove? need a list..
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby specmod1 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:39 pm

what about the INFO files? or manpages?

what about libgnome-bluetooth7? it also wants to remove network manger? i do not want to remove that.....
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby specmod1 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:48 pm

what about sun-java6-bin? are any system programs using it? that thing is over 100mb
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby specmod1 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:55 pm

after removing a hell of a lot of software the damn iso is 827.0 MB..... ? :shock:
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby specmod1 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:16 pm

can i remove java? (This package contains architecture independent files.)

what about? evolution-common
architecture independent files for Evolution

mint-x-icons....
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Re: Semi mint based stable.. questons..

Postby specmod1 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:28 pm

Which fonts does linux mint use? i am going to remove the un used ones.
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