[nycbug-talk] Minimum Install w/ X11 on Virtual PC

Hakim Singhji hzs202
Thu Jul 7 14:40:09 EDT 2005

Hi All,

I am going to install FreeBSD 5.4 on MS Virtual PC. My PC (IBM
Thinkpad R51) only has 256MB of RAM available. I do not want to
install Gnome or KDE however I would like the benefits of colors in
text editors, backgrounds, etc. as this is going to be a testing
environment for application development.

What is the best way to go about doing this? In VPC I allot
approximately 96MB of RAM for the Virtual Machine and I was thinking
256MB for virtual SWAP (would that even help... the default is like
166MB for 96MB of RAM... or something like that.

Again... how can I get the most out of x11/xorg with out using a great
deal of resources?

Hakim Singhji
hzs202 at nyu.edu
"Where danger is, grows the saving power also" (qtd. in Heidegger 28).

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