Age: 10 years
Hard Drive Size: 80GB
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHZ
I had installed windows 7 but would stop working after boot if there is no internet connectivity. After connecting to Ethernet port it would stuck forever. Sort of *memory LOW * problem.
After Installing Ubuntu
Installing Ubuntu was the same like others.But tweaking it to use lowest memory(RAM) possible was my challenge. Without tweaking it would again act like windows 7 and stuck at some point.
Things i did:
My first job was to remove the packages that were using the memory unnecessarily First of them was the Ubuntu default desktop environment. I always hate unity. Don’t know why but i have always hated that.
sudo apt remove unity
This couldn’t uninstalled unity-greeter package so had to manually uninstall it.
sudo apt remove unity-greeter
I also removed gnome packages.
sudo apt remove gnome- *
The next thing to do was to remove the Ubuntu display manager which is in fact lightdm by default.
sudo apt remove lightdm
And a quick autoremove of several packages that were no longer needed.
sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt remove unity unity-greeter gnome- lightdm* sudo apt autoremove
Do not reboot, otherwise you would not have your desktop environment.
Do a quick update
sudo apt update
Installing the desktop environment first
sudo apt install i3
As i removed default display manager, i somehow needed to start i3 when X starts, so:
cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc /.xinitrc emacsclient .xinitrc
And add the following line at the end of the file to start i3 when i start my X server manually.
Now install some useful packages
sudo apt install gnome-terminal ranger tmux openssh-server git htop sudo apt autoremove reboot
And a clean reboot.In the tty terminal enter your username and password.Then, u will be left in the shell(probably bash shell).Enter:
This starts the X server. And also the i3 window manager.
Testing the system
Setup a xampp server Start and use firefox Check for information using htop
This that can be done:
Remove network manager and assign static ip.
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