Cleaning the Attic #1 and #2 2003-03-02 18:13 I will be reposting here some of the things I wrote and published in other places, here is the first one, make it a double!: Smart Tags Small Linux CodeWritinFool / 2006-04-03 05:18: Have you tried tinylogin? tinylogin.busybox.net Have you tried busybox? www.busybox.netBoth of these can make a system MUCH smaller.If glibc is taking up lots of room, consider uClibc, but it isn't necessarily as straightforward as tinylogin and busybox. =) / 2006-04-03 05:18: check this out: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid;=88991I'm currently using k-drive (tinyx), sylpheed (email), skipstone (browser). Did you try Mplayer? Roberto Alsina / 2006-04-03 05:19: uClibc is probably too difficult, because everything would have to be recompiled, and one of the things I like about the current setup is that it's basically a current system using a common distro.tinylogin is probably a good idea, although I wonder how much does it save (login is not precisely big :-)Busybox looks cool :-)k-drive is cool, I need to try it, this article is older than it seems (about two years old) I do get hardware acceleration for this chipset with the regular X, though. Sylpheed really seemed too heavy when I tried it, specially its RAM usage is about five times mutt's.skipstone I haven't tried, I am really happy with links.Mplayer is just too heavy. I get about 0.05fps with it. andrew / 2006-04-03 05:33: Debian does have a network config tool, just apt-get install etherconfyou may also wanna try rcconf (ntsysv like runlevel editor) Roberto Alsina / 2006-04-03 05:41: Andrew: well, to do that, I would have to have the network configured. Then what use is it? ;-) gunnix / 2006-04-03 07:08: hi, It all looks very interesting but could you add a short explanation to every step that isn't clear how to do for a newb.for example:I'm interested in how to make ash the default ? I made sh a simlink to ash but I still see bash in 'top' and not a single ash. Sorry for my ignorance Roberto Alsina / 2006-04-03 07:10: Re: GunnixNo, I can't add an explanation to every step. That would make it five times as long, and I have no time.Making sh a symlink to ash means that when someone calls sh, he gets ash.However, your user profile probably says /bin/bash, not /bin/sh. Anyway, the idea was mostly to speed up booting, since ash is pretty awful as an interactive shell. gunnix / 2006-04-03 07:13: ok, thx for your explanation on ash. pctips / 2006-04-04 01:25: You can save memory by reducing the number of Virtual Consoles. Open /etc/inittab and go to:1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty --noclear tty1[..]5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty56:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6Then add a # to each console you want to disable:1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty --noclear tty12:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty23:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3#4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4#5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5#6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6You can also use Dillo (about 300 Kb) as graphical web browser. jago25_98 / 2006-04-04 01:50: Nice.What distro do you find barebones yet convienient to build up upon?(lfs surely waay too much work?) Roberto Alsina / 2006-04-04 12:54: LFS is waaaaaay too much work :-)Arch is nice and simple enough, but the lack of admin tools can drive you nuts unless you know exactly what you are doing. Tommy Blom / 2006-04-04 14:02: I am aware this article is quite old but no harm in asking anyway:could i get a copy of the kernel configfile you have used for the libretto 50 if it is still available?I just got myself one of these jewels and i want to have it as fast as possible :) Roberto Alsina / 2006-04-04 14:03: No, sorry, the libretto has gone to heaven a few months ago.