Yes, PCNetSpec --that did it. I’m now writing you from my Chromium browser which is installed on an Ubuntu server from Fluxbox! Well, now, of course, I discover I have no audio, but I do seem to have video. Your command chromium-browser worked from Fluxbox’s XTerm Terminal Emulator. So you see, little by little I’m getting there.
I got a warning from Xvidtune saying that if I don’t know what I’m doing with Xvidtune to close out of Xvidtune immediately --which I did, of course. Not doing so, it says “can do permanent damage to my monitor and/or video card.” But I figure my audio has to be in there somewhere --especially since I saw the word audio in one of its presentation boxes. That has to be what tune is all about --Xvidtune.
By the way, I reinstalled and am only using the command startx to begin Fluxbox. I’m doing this because this command is even easier to do than plain ole signing in!
By studying this Ubuntu server with a Fluxbox installation, I’m developing an even a greater appreciation for of all the work that goes in to making Peppermint such user-friendly distribution. I can see now how exceedingly difficult it is to make a distribution so easy to use. Or, putting it another way: Peppermint may be simple to use, but it certainly wasn’t easy to make simple.
Right now I feel as if I’m starting at the beginning all over again with my Linux education!
Thank you, PCNetSpec.
So far I’ve added Chromium, Synaptic Package Manager, and Skype, Sensors and Inxi, so I thought I’d try using the top command to see how my computer’s CPU and memory were doing with Fluxbox in this server installation. I was expecting my computer’s CPU and memory usage to be way down, even lower than when running Peppermint --since this is Fluxbox. But to my surprise, my computer’s memory usage is at about 28%, while the cpu usage, from what I can tell, is next to nothing. Could Peppermint 6 actually be lighter on resources than Fluxbox? Is this even possible? Is this because I’m running a WM on a server? If so, I’m shocked! I don’t recall memory usage in Peppermint ever being this high when everything was essentially idle. My CPU usage is always about the same in Peppermint. Also, my computer’s system temperature is about the same as in Peppermint (45-46 C).
I have to redo this experiment. I don’t believe what I am seeing here! :o
Yes, I ran the top command again. My computer’s memory usage is that high. It’s at 28%. And, my old computer’s memory usage used to run at 30% with Windows Vista. Ouch --this hurts!