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 PostPost subject: small linux distro        Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:09 am 
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hello,
when i went to costa rica last year, the computers there had a live linux cd in them that would boot then open firefox. that's it. when firefox was closed, it would open another instance. i was wondering if anyone knows the name of that distro because i can't remember nor find it anywhere.
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:44 am 
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Heck dude. Pick any live cd that has firefox. Ubuntu, Knoppix, Damn Small Linux... whatever. Edit the .xinitrc to have something like:

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#!/bin/bash

firefox
wmaker &


firefox will start, but it is a blocking call, so the script will stall until firefox ends. Then start your window manager (or whatever). The & on the end just means to run it asynchronously (non-blocking).


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 2:57 pm 
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RentedMule wrote:
Heck dude. Pick any live cd that has firefox. Ubuntu, Knoppix, Damn Small Linux... whatever. Edit the .xinitrc to have something like:

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#!/bin/bash

firefox
wmaker &


firefox will start, but it is a blocking call, so the script will stall until firefox ends. Then start your window manager (or whatever). The & on the end just means to run it asynchronously (non-blocking).


Nice, I was gonna look up how to do that at some point after looking at XBMC (XBOX Media Center) for Linux, saved me the effort, thanks. :P


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 5:15 pm 
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DSL or Dam Small Linux is one of the smallest distros, Also take a look at tinyMe Linux and DreamLinux.. Also peanut Linux..


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:27 pm 
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Puppy Linux 4.0 is small and functional. I direct it. Firefox is in pet packages for this system :) SLAX and Firefox plugin is pretty olny for Live CD.

DSL based on old kernel 2.4 - only for very old machines.


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