To install X, you need five files from Slackware 3.5: bin, cfg, fnts, lib and vg16. You will find these files in /slakware/x1. You should use the pkg command to install the files:
pkg x332bin.tgz |
This will take about 12mb of HD space and run X using a primitive window manager (twm). Before going any further, you should experiment with X to make sure it is working properly. For example, try executing (in an xterm) one or more of the following: xcalc, xclock or xeyes.
The next step is to install a better window manager. Download the icewm package (132kb) here. You will also need to install the xpm package from Slackware 3.5. It is in the /slakware/x1 directory.
pkg xpm.tgz |
xfreecell is a clone of the solitare game popularized by Windows 95. A version compiled for BasicLinux is available here.
pkg xfreecell.tgz |
You need a 486dx33 with 12meg RAM (or better) to run Netscape. The Linux version of Netscape 3.04 is compatible with BasicLinux. It is a 2mb download from the Netscape site. You will find it under 3.04 English > Netscape Navigator > Unix > x86 Linux ELF.
The Netscape .tgz is not a Slackware-type package. You have to install it manually. Do not use the pkg command.
cd /usr/local/netscape |
untar netscape archive in this directory
Netscape and other X applications are quite memory hungry. If you have 16mb RAM or less, you should create a 32mb swap partition. If you have more RAM than this, make the swap partition the same size as your RAM. A swap partition is created using fdisk and mkswap. It is activated by executing swapon or by listing it in /etc/fstab (where it is automatically activated at startup).