On Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:12:19 +0200, herbert langhans <herbert.raim...@gmx.net> wrote: > Not a long time ago I got an old Thinkpad 600. With 300MHz and 165MB Ram. > > Also the same challenge - small and fast ports for daily work. > I run X11 with fluxbox (installed without! hal support).
Of course. Fluxbox is a very lightweight and still appealing window manager with very usable keyboard functionality. Other solutions that I would have considered lightweight (but I have to re-check the facts of today) include WindowMaker and XFCE 3. > Recommendable ports are: Opera (smaller then Firefox) [...] Even on my "fast" machine the preferred browser. > [...] vim (also gvim) is my text editor - it replaces word > processing software. That's what I mostly use LaTeX for. > Centerim for instant messaging (instead of pidgin). This seems to be something like CenterICQ (just judging by name). > Generally all the motif-programs are small and fast. I'm using things like xpdf (uses OpenMotif) whenever I can. > Maybe you go for a bigger harddisk? Costs a few bucks and will > have enough space for BSD 7.2 (what I use) and some of the ports? I'm not sure if the system will accept it. Recently, I had to buy a 20 GB disk for my Siemens-Fujitsu Travelmate, because it did not accept the 40 GB disk I still had (extracted from a dead laptop). > Compiling your own kernel and cleaning out the kernel source and > the distfiles of the ports is also a good idea.. But I think it has to be done on a separate machine. I would imagine that I can at least prepare the hard disk for the Thinkpad in another machine (e. g. the S-F Travelmate I mentioned). But I managed to get FreeBSD installed via parallel cable in the past (plip). I'm just curious if the audio capabilites of the Thinkpad can be made working... -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"