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PatrickMoore
December 1st, 2010, 04:52 AM
what I am trying to find is what would I need to install in order to have a base system that is minimalist ubuntu but maintains the aesthetic quality of 10.10 while being fully functioning() will allow me to install restricted hardware and install the applications i will use. any help is greatly appreciated. and i will share my final script with anyone who wants it

cariboo907
December 1st, 2010, 05:17 AM
I would suggest you use the Ubuntu mini.iso (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD) to setup a cli system, then add the packages you want.

PatrickMoore
December 1st, 2010, 02:39 PM
I have been trying that but unfortunately I am having consistant issues with network manager so my wireless is non existant

philinux
December 1st, 2010, 02:42 PM
I have been trying that but unfortunately I am having consistant issues with network manager so my wireless is non existant

I would think you would need to be hardwired to router until you are fully set up.

Then configure wireless.

PatrickMoore
December 1st, 2010, 02:46 PM
I am however the network manager applet is not installing and unfortunate;y wicd is worthless nowadays it seems

cavh
December 1st, 2010, 02:48 PM
I am a big fan of

http://minimal-desktop.blogspot.com/

PatrickMoore
December 1st, 2010, 02:49 PM
I'm going to try a startup script i found and see if that helps. are there any known issues with network manager with 10.10?

PatrickMoore
December 1st, 2010, 02:51 PM
thank you cavh I was looking at that one as well. how light is it?

Chesamo
December 2nd, 2010, 05:20 AM
Oh hey. It's that thing I made.

I tried to make it as slim as I could while not sacrificing the usability of Ubuntu.

It's essentially Ubuntu with some useless (to me) software stripped out. The install is roughly 850 MB smaller, and still has the appearance of Ubuntu and the essential software.

Something else to look at (related to my project) is the script generator (http://minimal-desktop.sublevel21.com/generator/). It'll let you make a static script, so you don't have to choose on the command line.