Re: Console-Based Appd Recommendations
On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 02:45:24PM -0700, Scarletdown wrote:
> I'm in the process of tinkering around with my old TI Extensa 450 Laptop
> and getting Damn Dmall Linux installed on her, since she only has 12MB
> RAM and a 540MB hard drive.
> Due to memory limitations (until I can get a pair of 72 pin 16MB laptop
> DIMMs), I am running without X. Therefore, I am looking for a few
> tools and apps that work in console mode.
> First, there is the CD player. I tried out cdcd, and it seems like it
> will be suitable for my needs. However, I need some sort of front end
> for it, sorta like a XMMS, but in console mode, and works with gpm.
> Second, since this laptop doesn't have a sound card, I am looking for a
> speaker driver. I have one over on the Windows 3.x side, which works
> quite well and lets me play wav files through the PC speaker. Is there
> a similar driver (preferably one that can be loaded via insmod)
> available in the Debian archives? And even better, perhaps something
> that can handle mp3 and ogg files.
Fr0m the Linux 2.6.0 Kconfig:
}} I'm told that even without a sound card, you can make your computer say
}} more than an occasional beep, by programming the PC speaker. Kernel
}} patches and supporting utilities to do that are in the pcsp package,
}} available at <ftp://ftp.infradead.org/pub/pcsp/>.
> Another thing I am hoping is out there is a word processor that can
> handle rtf files. At the very least, it needs to at least be able to
> load an rtf file and hide the markups, and then save back to rtf.
Emacs 21 has an enriched-mode that will load/save rtf. Dunno if it will
fit in 540MB, though.
> Email: What text based client do you folk recommend? I'm leaning
> towards PINE, but I can't remember if PINE supports POP3 or not.
Mutt comes standard (in Debian atleast; PINE is in nonfree), and works
well for me.
> News Reader
> IRC Client
> That's all I can think of at the moment. Any suggestions for any of the
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