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Re: RFC on low resource machine and debian

On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 10:14:56AM -0400, Drew Cohan wrote:
> I have an very old laptop, a Compaq Aero 33/c, with 12 MB of RAM and
> a ~230 MB hard drive. I like this machine because of its small form
> factor. All I want to do with this machine is to have it
> continuously display jpeg images one after the other as in a
> slideshow. And I would like to use debian to do it.
> 1. Do I have to install X see images?

If you can use a kernel framebuffer like vesafb on your video
hardware, you don't need X.  All you need is the "fbi" program to
display images on the framebuffer.

Eric C. Cooper          e c c @ c m u . e d u

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