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    Exclamation Minimal opensuse 11.4 install. WM, no DE.

    Hello there, folks. I'm relatively new to opensuse, though familiar to Linux. What I want to do is a minimal installation with no DE, but only WM (Icewm, Openbox, fluxbox). My hardware is hp dv6-1359wm laptop. I know 'tsgoin' to be kinda tricky for me, but for the sake of holy **** I'm ready. So far I did a minimal server selection installation with runlevel 3. Got my wireless configured and IceWM installed and executed with startx.
    But many things are still missing. Microphone doesn't work, volume cannot be controlled via volume touchpad.
    Assuming WM depends on X11, I s'ppose X11 should be installed and configured properly, right? Now there's a patterns-openSUSE-x11 which was not installed with the minimal server selection option. It installs a bunch of X11 apps, and I wonder, whether I need it since I can startx?
    Anyways, it would be really great to get help on the matter.

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    Default Re: Minimal opensuse 11.4 install. WM, no DE.

    69 views and 0 replies... How sad.. I guess that's the reason why many prefer Ubuntu/Mint. Technically oS maybe better (it is actually), but Ubuntu/Mint has better community support. Way better!!! Much better!!!

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    Default Re: Minimal opensuse 11.4 install. WM, no DE.

    Quote Originally Posted by rgnr123 View Post
    69 views and 0 replies... How sad.. I guess that's the reason why many prefer Ubuntu/Mint. Technically oS maybe better (it is actually), but Ubuntu/Mint has better community support. Way better!!! Much better!!!
    IMHO you'll find many here thinking the opposite, yet I don't want a debate on this. Another thing is that not many of us run a this peticular setup like yours, and that you're not very clear in what the problems are. I suggest you describe your problems one by one, accompanied with output.
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    Default Re: Minimal opensuse 11.4 install. WM, no DE.

    On 05/20/2011 11:06 AM, rgnr123 wrote:
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    > 69 views and 0 replies... How sad.


    would you prefer 69 folks writing the only thing i could have said
    (which would/will probably make you a little angry):

    why do this?

    i have NO idea how to build a "minimal openSUSE" if i wanted it skinny i
    would pick an already skinny Linux, like Puppy or dam*small or Tiny Core
    or Vctor or AntiX or SliTaz or Elive or SOAD..

    on the other hand, you said "I know 'tsgoin' to be kinda tricky for me,
    but for the sake of holy **** I'm ready." but it looks like you VERY
    soon ran all of "I'm ready" and filled up with "others should be READY
    to do this, for _me_"!!

    think i'm gon'na do your research for you . . . wrong . . . instead i'd
    suggest you buy stronger hardware or seek assistance from of those "Way
    better!!! Much better!!!" communities you already know about..

    bye.

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    Default Re: Minimal opensuse 11.4 install. WM, no DE.

    rgnr123 wrote:

    > My hardware is hp dv6-1359wm laptop

    I hope this does not sound unfriendly, but you did not do your homework.
    Do you really expect others to google the machine and find out the details
    about your hardware, your soundcard and so on?

    Please post the details, then you will find that people are not only viewing
    your post but also answer to it.

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    Default Re: Minimal opensuse 11.4 install. WM, no DE.

    Quote Originally Posted by rgnr123 View Post
    Hello there, folks. I'm relatively new to opensuse, though familiar to Linux. What I want to do is a minimal installation with no DE, but only WM (Icewm, Openbox, fluxbox). ...
    Sounds like you're looking for ARCH Linux...

    -good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcarianHeights View Post
    Sounds like you're looking for ARCH Linux...

    -good luck
    just wanted to add:

    Build a Killer Customized Arch Linux Installation (and Learn All About Linux in the Process)

    ^^^ fairly decent guide which walks one through a bare bones minimal install (which seems to be what you are looking for)... ARCH was really designed from the ground up to accomplish your specific stated goals...opensuse.... not so much

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    Default Re: Minimal opensuse 11.4 install. WM, no DE.

    Quote Originally Posted by IcarianHeights View Post
    just wanted to add:

    Build a Killer Customized Arch Linux Installation (and Learn All About Linux in the Process)

    ^^^ fairly decent guide which walks one through a bare bones minimal install (which seems to be what you are looking for)... ARCH was really designed from the ground up to accomplish your specific stated goals...opensuse.... not so much
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    Ok, I'll start from the beginning. I'm planning to install oS on laptop which is Intel Core2 Duo T6600 4GB DDR2 320GB HDD. Desktop environment is not welcome. Only windows manager. So first of all I chose in the setup very last option "Minimal server selection (text mode)" and changed runlevel to 3, since I've no use for a graphical login. Then I uncommented last line in /etc/permissions.local in order to be able to startx. Then I installed icewm. Technically I've got what I wanted, but there are bunch of problems such as fonts, no microphone, no touchpad volume control, etc. Some configuration files are missing such as xorg.conf and 90-keytable.conf. There's a package called patterns-openSUSE-x11 which installs bunch of apps. I wonder, do I have to install it?

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    Default Re: Minimal opensuse 11.4 install. WM, no DE.

    On 2011-05-21 20:06, rgnr123 wrote:
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    > Ok, I'll start from the beginning. I'm planning to install oS on laptop
    > which is Intel Core2 Duo T6600 4GB DDR2 320GB HDD. Desktop environment
    > is not welcome. Only windows manager. So first of all I chose in the
    > setup very last option "Minimal server selection (text mode)" and
    > changed runlevel to 3, since I've no use for a graphical login.


    You should have installed the minimal graphical install instead, and when
    it were running, change the default runlevel to 3. The way you are doing
    it, you will get more problems, YaST had no chance to configure the
    graphical setup, which nevertheless you want to use, per what you say later.

    And, I fail to see what in your question is specific to 64bit hardware, so
    perhaps you should have posted your question in the install-boot-login
    subforum.

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