I did a netinstall a while ago (as follows):
Is this where I get the testing netinstall image?
Then after doing this:el_koraco wrote:
Install the base system, don't select the graphic environment, select the laptop set if you have a laptop. Once you reboot, enable contrib and non-free
# apt-get update # apt-get install install xorg xinit openbox obconf lxappearance consolekit dbus-x11 |terminal emulator of choice| # reboot $ xinit /usr/bin/openbox
Then install whatever you want and set up stuff.
I installed GNOME 3, LXDE, scrotwm, pure OpenBox and a few others onto my Wheezy netbook. This is all working fine. I decided not to install KDE, but it was tempting
I'd like to start again and make another minimal Wheezy system by repeating what I did above, which gives me X, OpenBox and a terminal.
What else do I need for a minimal system? Installing desktop (meta) packages bring a whole of stuff along automatically (?), so I'm sticking with OpenBox for now. I need the following:
Power Manager (xfce4-power-manager?)
Network Manager (wicd?)
Volume Manager (volumeicon?)
Looking through ~/.config/openbox/autostart, I guess I could add nitrogen, conky, thunar, synclient, xscreensaver, compton and the code for GNOME PolicyKit and Keyring.
Anything else for a basic system?
Last edited by SabreWolfy (2012-10-11 17:22:02)
These are handy when i having to use minimal system with 128Mb RAM:
file manager - pcmanfm
txt editor - leafpad, nano
image viewer/wallpaper - feh
torrent - rtorrent
web - elinks -g
synclient gets installed with xorg, and I think Network Manager has PolKit as a dependency.
For reference, a similar thread here from only a month ago. The thread derails quickly though. What I did get from it was that I should also install a login manager like slim or gdm.
Last edited by SabreWolfy (2012-10-12 20:30:37)
*Goes to look in thread*
I never use a login manager, so...
If you are using Wheezy (possibly sid as well, but not squeeze as far as I know) there may be an issue with mounting external drives and consolekit, which seems to be what the person in that thread is talking about.
Having your xintitrc read:
exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch openbox-session
solved the problem for me, though...
The first things I installed on my netinstall were pgpgpg so I could add the key for the crunchbang-repository and a cli filemanager to find my way more easy around /etc/apt/ to configure my sources.list, apt.conf and preferences before installing anything else.
Then after having installed xorg & openbox & co. I just worked with it and when I encountered that I missed some functionality I went looking for an appropriate application...
Reading ~/.xsession-errors was a quite helpful thing for me to elaborate what things I were missing, too.