Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 14:01:29 +0400 From: Grigoriy Strokin <grg@...nwall.com> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Owl-based desktop environment Julian, Thanks for sharing your experience, I think others will find it interesting, too! > One half-solution is to copy over a few needed programmes from the > full system (Debian in my case), to an OWL computer (desktop, not > server), the X server executable for example, then run it. When it > complains about missing libraries copy them over -- and so on until an > X server actually works (you need a few fonts, too). Then X -query > desktop, and you have the full desktop on your OWL screen without its > taking up space and resources on the OWL computer. It takes about half > an hour to get this going. In effect, the Debian computer is also a > server, serving only X far behind the OWL server/firewall. This way, > you need three computers of course: Owl server/firewall, X server, and > desktop running OWL plus a basic X. Moving files between systems is > then a necessity, and a bit of a nuisance: but with cron, ssh, scp, a > script or two, and above all cvs, I have no problems (almost all my > work is with text files, Latex and such-like). One more thing: on the > desktop (X server) running Debian, I have found KDE faster across a > network than Gnome, but I usually use twm, very fast, very clever, > nice and minimal. In my situation, I'm building a standalone system which must be independent and mobile, so I'll have to install "full" X Window. And now I have several choices as to how to do it provided by the owl-users -- thanks to you all! -- Grigoriy.
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