[BL] What BL version to choose?
davidjmoberg at lycos.com
Tue Apr 5 19:05:51 EDT 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "sindi keesan" <keesan at sdf.lonestar.org>
> On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, David Moberg wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "sindi keesan" <keesan at sdf.lonestar.org>
> >> BL2 already comes with 'user' and a regular X server set up, which
> >> some people need for linux classes.
> > I thought the X server required extra packages and a manual setup??
> Just install Steven's BL2-x package which configures things for you
> and and includes icewm, after the 10MB or so (unpacked) of the VGA
> server and a few other Slackware X packages, to get minimal
> settings which work with any card and monitor. Unfortunately some X
> programs are now demanding more colors - links2, abiword, and opera
> 7, which is why he created an Xvesa BL3 among other reasons.
You can also use Xvesa or Xfbdev on BL2. Of course, the only reason that
would be necessary is if you don't want to configure a hi-res X server.
What's nice about BL3, though, is that you have a ready-to-run distribution
for X, and you only have to install one package for most X applications.
Therefore, everything is small and simple, just the way it should be.
> My HP scanner scans at 8.5" x 11.69" and you can adjust the width and
> height by fractions of a milliter but the closest I could get to the
> required size for pbmtoppa was too pixels too short (or else too
> large - when I am oversize I don't get told what size file I tried to
> send it). I narrowed it in between two pixel sizes.
Isn't it possible to add something to your script to resize it before
sending it to pbmtoppa?
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