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a nice fresh install of redhat 9 later

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i finally pieced together a box to mess around with, and i popped red hat 9 on it.

the specs:

533 mHz celeron

64 megs sd ram

30 gig hdd

10/100 dlink nic

integrated 8 meg video

integrated generic sound card

24x cdrom

i've run accross a few problems, the first being that even after a bunch of tweaking the system still runs like an 80 year old with hip problems (no offence to the 80 year olds), and the second is that i will double click on an icon to get a program to run, and the cursor will turn into an hourglass for a few minutes, and then change back into a regular pointer and the program won't load, it just stops. should i try an older version of redhat? or is there some obvious thing to do that im missing?

aside from those problems, i have to say, the install was one of the easiest things i've ever done. point and click all the way. it was a real shock, after trying out debian. *shakes head while memories of kernel recompiles and vi editing swirl around*

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I think it's just straight up resources (I experienced the same things putting RH 7.3 w/ GNOME 1.4 on a Pentium Pro 200). More memory should fix everything. If not, change your default runlevel to 3 and/or install a lighter window manager.

(can't resist a pimp - http://www.oldskoolphreak.com/tfiles/fat_linux.txt)

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alrighty, i'll try out blackbox or icewm and report back. thx for the advice B)

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hey guys i am also having a similar problem. im running a p4 or 3 cant remeber which. 1.8 ghz and 128 megs of ram. ive also trien using twm (i think its called) okay so anyway all i had was the default background and some programs still wouldnt run

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twm is the basic window manager that comes with X, you'll need to install another one(unless you really want to use that shit).

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i have like 8 installed. ive tried it using all of my window managers

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well i've tried compiling and running blackbox. and im not having much luck. i edited my /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients and my /etc/sysconfig/desktop files to point to blackbox after i had gone through the ./configure make and make install of blackbox. and at the moment my system starts up with that twm shmultz. im not quite sure where i should look next as to what files i need to edit to get this new window manager up and kicking. any ideas?

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if you start x from the console with 'startx' then put this in ~/.xinitrc :

exec blackbox

edit: however, if you're going to use *box i recommend fluxbox

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at the moment im using gnome.

ah "exec blackbox" ok i missed the exec. i'll have to try that out, thx :voteyes:

why do you reccomend fluxbox btw?

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i tried editing the /home/dox/.xinitrc file and replaced "blackbox" with "exec blackbox"

and it loads up gnome again. i guess i'll have to the start and do more reading, thx for the advice.

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why yes i do, good guess ;)

does this spark any ideas?

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very helpful, many thanks

*edit*

well im happily using icewm for the moment. theres not much else that satisfies like finally getting something to work just the right way.

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