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jiunhsien
December 6th, 2008, 10:04 AM
We usually use GDM/KDM login, then use GNOME/KDE desktop. We run the openoffice.org/firefox/xterm ..etc..

In the run level 3, I login the console without GDM/KDM.

Could I start openoffice.org(GUI) under the command line?

It like startx, but no GNOME/KDE. Just only run openoffice.org.

I just run only one program(openoffice.org, firefox) at once.

It may save more memory and cpu at my low performance computer.

Could you tell me how to do? Many thanks!

kerry_s
December 6th, 2008, 12:30 PM
why not just install a simple window manager instead of a desktop?
what kind of specs are we talking here?
openoffice is demanding, but there are lighter alternatives, so you can use a gui normally.

i'm using a old 450mhz 256mb laptop, i'm a running debian lenny custom install, just installed the base and built up from there.

snova
December 6th, 2008, 07:14 PM
I suggest to use a lighter desktop environment (Xubuntu for example) or a standalone window manager.

Alternatively, run this:


startx <program>

It starts the X server with <program> as the root window.

jiunhsien
December 7th, 2008, 03:22 PM
Thank you for your suggestion.

the
startx <program> really work!

I will try the 2 ways

1. xfce + gnumeric/abiword

2. startx openoffice.org

snova
December 7th, 2008, 08:03 PM
"startx openoffice.org" won't work, just to make sure. 'oowriter' or 'oocalc' are the commands, as an example for Writer and Calc.