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Re: slink is gone, goals for potato?


On 2 Mar 1999, Ben Pfaff wrote:

> How can you fit an X-server on a floppy?  I'm using the kernel 2.2.x
> framebuffer support.  It should work on almost anything with my VGA
> 640x480x16 kernel driver[*].  And it should be able to fit on a single
> floppy, or at most two.

You can't. Nope. Not in a million years.

They had i386 X server bins on the CD. And a really really basic
windowmanager. And it automatically ran glint, I think it's called. Easy
and smart setup there. But, of course, it eats more space on the CD. But
it's incredibly effective and easy to implement. The XF86Config file was
kept in the ramdisk, and you went through a setup menu thingy to generate
it. Neat setup, IMHO.
> [*] Before anyone gets on my case again, *yes* it will support
> non-i386, *yes* it will support your video card in 4096x8192x64 mode
> (if you want to write a framebuffer driver for it).

For a Permedia2?! Thanks, but no. I got a job now. ;P

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