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FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by manyroads » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:26 pm

Adrian wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Hopefully the people who requested this and complain about MX being too big will give it a thoroughly test and report issues... personally I have no interest to save 200-400MB just to have to re-add the apps back in, but this is a useful endeavor if nothing else we'll figure out and remove some unnecessary dependencies and have a list of apps that we can consider to remove next time we do a release in case we are hard-pressed for space.
@Adrian, I agree. ;) Although now that I have done this, I'm thinking of using the final version as the base for the Children's MX Desktop I'm building. :happy:
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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by Adrian » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:47 pm

manyroads wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:26 pm
@Adrian, I agree. ;) Although now that I have done this, I'm thinking of using the final version as the base for the Children's MX Desktop I'm building. :happy:
Now that you mentioned that I think I might use this for the MX Workbench respin that I make too, where's the list of apps you remove (or script that you use).

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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by manyroads » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:33 pm

Adrian wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Now that you mentioned that I think I might use this for the MX Workbench respin that I make too, where's the list of apps you remove (or script that you use).
The script is in the Dropbox folder here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/33ksvg28axkv ... XngOa?dl=0

Edit: @Adrian the script does not include the unused directories that I removed.
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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by Richard » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:08 pm

I think this is really just an exercise for people who have limited hardware,
or an obsessive desire for speed. :)

On the T430 in my sig on a new install I removed the following, which I never use, after saving copies of the art work to put back into /usr/share/backgrounds/, after this operation:

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apt-get purge thunderbird  clementine  grub-themes-mx  plymouth*  mx*-art  samba*
Removing mx*-art removes the lightdm-greeter-mx17 --which I find leaves the login a bit uglier,
but it boots an order of magnitude noticeably faster.

On the EeePC in my sig, I remove things that I personally don't use, just to conserve space and memory.
On a clean install I removed the following, using manyroads script as a guide:

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sudo apt-get remove --purge gmtp orage pppoeconf asunder chromium-bsu chromium-bsu-data gnome-ppp gnome-hearts lbreakout2 lbreakout2-data xfce4-notes-plugin xfce4-notes peg-e smtube swell-foop gscan2pdf feh aisleriot clementine dict gnome-mahjongg samba samba-libs samba-common samba-common-bin thunderbird lightning plymouth plymouth-themes plymouth-themes-mx plymouth-x11 
### this removal took out the following, which I reinstalled afterwards:
mx-live-usb-maker, live-usb-maker, normalize-audio, libimage-magick

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sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*
### I usually install LibreOffice fresh from the LibO web site. Perhaps I will try the latest via MXPI

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sudo apt-get autoremove --purge
### The EeePC still boots and runs with no apparent untoward effects.
LT: MX18.3: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 4.19.0-5-amd64; 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network
NB: MX18.1, antiX17.4: AsusTek EeePC 1005HA: Intel DualCore Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-686, 150GB HDD

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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by dphn » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:41 pm

Hi Richard,

save the file lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf from /etc/lightdm. This is the MX login config.

Another nice one is slick-greeter for login. This is used by Mint/Ubuntu and there are many more greeters for lightdm in the repos.
for those with an eye for the finer details...

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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by Richard » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:57 pm

Yes, lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf stays.
Only downside is that I have to type user name --maybe I can tweak it a bit.
It looks okay, just have to type. 9_9 Lazy and all that.

NOTE: Found it in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
[CORRECTED: Removed duplicate greeter-hide-users]


[SeatDefaults]
. . .
greeter-hide-users = false
. . .
user-session=richard


And now it works as desired.
It's pretty enough. :)
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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by dphn » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:16 pm

O.k. I thought you have the ugly default with no background and theming.
For the user entry you must tweak /etc/lightdm.conf, not the greeter. ;)
for those with an eye for the finer details...

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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by manyroads » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:31 pm

@Richard there are numerous options beyond lightDM. Here is a very light one:
https://packages.debian.org/buster/slim

Here's a complete list of what works with Debian:
https://wiki.debian.org/DisplayManager# ... y_managers
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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by Richard » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:54 pm

Thanks, LightDM's working fine now; only need the password.

and Thanks for your efforts to document what can, can't and shouldn't be removed
while trying to lighten or remove required parts of MX installs.
LT: MX18.3: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 4.19.0-5-amd64; 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network
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Re: FREE! MX18 Minimal Installset

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Post by manyroads » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:06 pm

@Richard... you are most :welcome:. I am trying to figure out how to use the Minimal MX to build my Children's Desktop. btw. my grandson had a wonderful time using the Desktop today. :popcorn:
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