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Installation problems | Problèmes à l'installation

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Looking for a Minimal Debian for CD
LaneLester English 9 LaneLester [Read]
02 June 2011 à 01:53

LaneLester, Monday 30 May 2011 à 22:17 | Quote


Subscription date : 30 November 2010
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I have a minor hobby of installing distros in the multiple partitions on my #1 hard drive.

I would like to set up Cairo Dock as the only window manager in a minimal version of Debian to which I could add just the programs I use.

Do you have a suggestion of a Debian distro for this purpose?

Lane

ppmt, Tuesday 31 May 2011 à 00:05 | Quote


Subscription date : 29 November 2007
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Hi Lane,

How about installing a mininal debian via the netinst method?

http://www.debian.org/distrib/

There is also the Ubunutu JeOS (Just enough OS) but I am not sure that a recent version exist yet
and normally they are more for virtual machine

LaneLester, Tuesday 31 May 2011 à 03:27 | Quote


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Thanks, ppmt! I think that's what I'll do.

Lane

matttbe, Tuesday 31 May 2011 à 14:44 | Quote


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I would like to set up Cairo Dock as the only window manager
But Cairo-Dock is not a Window Manager...A dock is a taskbar and Compiz, Metacity, Mutter, KWin, XFWM, OpenBox, Musca, ratpoison, dwm, etc. are window managers.

ppmt, Tuesday 31 May 2011 à 15:40 | Quote


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matttbe :
But Cairo-Dock is not a Window Manager


isn't that a bug then

fabounet, Tuesday 31 May 2011 à 16:02 | Quote


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oh, we are talking about something similar in another topic (but in french )

I was about to try yesterday and had a problem of hardware.
basically, install Debian in text mode, then apt-get install compiz cairo-dock emerald gdm/ldm/xdm + maybe the drivers + whatever programs you need.
you can google "compiz standalone".
it would be interesting to have all the steps needed.

Guest, Wednesday 01 June 2011 à 00:35 | Quote

I like distros that look really good to start, but I also enjoy starting with the minimum and building up.

I just did the Debian Netinst, and things are coming along nicely.

I like using OpenBox for the WM to give me an invisible system I can turn to (no docks, panels, etc.).

After I did the netinst with no X included, I ran this script:
#!/bin/sh
# After the base system is installed, set root pw, log in and use nano to uncomment/comment repositories.
# Add " contrib non-free" to all repository lines.
# Execute this script.
# Install nvidia-current after reboot or run NVIDIA file.
# Copy over working xorg.conf (/mnt/arc/ZipLinux/MinimalCD/), or run nvidia-xconfig(?).
apt-get update
apt-get install xorg xterm gdm openbox conky cairo-dock cups menu htop alsa-base alsaplayer-text alsa-utils alsamixergui cups foomatic-db foomatic-db-engine foomatic-db-gutenprint zip unzip synaptic --no-install-recommends
service gdm start


In another thread you can read my adventures in getting transparency with this setup and my nVidia driver. I ended up using Cairo Composite Manager with this is sources.list:
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/ccm/debian/ sid main

Lane

fabounet, Wednesday 01 June 2011 à 15:47 | Quote


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thanks for sharing this !
did you install some gnome programs or does the openbox package already contains the mimimum (terminal, text editor, etc) ?
can we have a screenshot to see the result ?

ppmt, Wednesday 01 June 2011 à 19:09 | Quote


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This should also be moved to the Wiki.

LaneLester, Thursday 02 June 2011 à 01:53 | Quote


Subscription date : 30 November 2010
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Yes, the above files are just to get the basic system going. I have another script for the applications I use:
#!/bin/sh
apt-get update
apt-get install xfe htop bluefish evince alarm-clock gimp galculator gnucash geeqie gparted xulrunner-1.9.1 --no-install-recommends


There may be some overlap with the other one. It also doesn't include programs I have installed on /opt, a separate partition I share with all my OS installs: LibreOffice, RSSOwl, Calibre, FireFox, Opera, etc.

Lane

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