[TAG] lpr works for user not root in Basiclinux 2.1
keesan at grex.cyberspace.org
Wed Feb 28 01:26:32 MSK 2007
On Tue, 27 Feb 2007, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Sindi Keesan (keesan at grex.cyberspace.org):
>> My distribution boots in 15 seconds and works in 3MB RAM.
> 3MB RAM is pretty impressive in 2007 -- but more than a bit extreme.
> (Is it a requirement?) In any event, any Linux distro, in any decade,
> that requires routine use of the root account is broken. You might find
> a suitable substitute here: "Small Linux" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Admin/ .
> Note in particular: http://www.superant.com/smalllinux/
Smallinux looks interesting but it also runs root only. Kernel 2.0,
libc5. I am using 2.4.31 kernel (for the usb-storage support which remains
broken in 2.2, but which works in DOS).
3MB was not required but several of us tested it out on laptops. The
video was quite slow on the old style LCD screens. svgalib used less
memory than X. DOS with lynx for DOS worked a lot better in 3MB, with a
small viewer (lxpic). Our linux works nicely in 12MB. The distribution
is now aimed at older laptops but is expandable to work with newer
> As mentioned previously, I'm not prepared to assist in encouraging
> demonstrably bad habits and practices.
Several TAG people have helped me to change things.
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