[TAG] lpr works for user not root in Basiclinux 2.1
keesan at grex.cyberspace.org
Wed Feb 28 03:27:40 MSK 2007
On Tue, 27 Feb 2007, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Sindi Keesan (keesan at grex.cyberspace.org):
>> Smallinux looks interesting but it also runs root only. Kernel 2.0,
> Yes, noted. I'm frankly amazed that it's possible to run _any_ Linux in
> 3 MB of total RAM, since it was always a struggle to squeeze into 16 MB,
> even in the old days.
A smaller kernel helps a lot. And a swap file.
> If I still had one of those boxes (sub-16MB), I think I'd let it keep
> running MS-DOS and Telix, and use it in server rooms for machines that
> need remote serial console. They are surely likely to be on their last
> legs, among other problems.
Our Basiclinux distribution was designed so you could use it as a terminal
with X, to run graphical programs on another faster machine. It comes
with microcom and I succeeded in using it with serial nullmodem cable as
The older machines tended to have soldered-on batteries which would leak
and corrode the board.
> With 16 MB and a 200 MB HD, by contrast, I would _guess_ it should be
> still possible to run small X configurations with a reasonable security
> model, but have not attempted to hit that mark for a long time.
The security features should not take up much space.
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