Miminal size CentOS with web browser

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homodel
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Miminal size CentOS with web browser

Post by homodel » 2020/03/24 15:23:48

Hi, Im new into CentOS and I have to make ideally sub ~2GB build with any kind of web browser, I started with minimal install that have around 1.5GB, I tried to install some kind of GUI but Xfce doesnt work on CentOS 8, so I tried gnome-shell but it has around 500MB and I also installed @base-x to run GUI, all in all now he whole system have around 2.5GB, so either I have to somehow trim it or find smaller GUI, display drivers or way to open that web browser. Any ideas what I should check out?

bonedome
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Re: Miminal size CentOS with web browser

Post by bonedome » 2020/03/25 10:59:28

Hello
not sure what the purpose is here but if you must have a gui that is tiny I'd install a window manager, fluxbox (my personal fave) and openbox are both available.
Fluxbox installed is 3.3 Mb, I don't use openbox but I'd guess it's much the same size.
They will also pull in some dependencies but still nowhere near the size of gnome etc
They will need a whole lot of configuring as they are incredibly basic out of the box, the web and I can help with that.
Alternatively you can browse the web with a text only install with w3m or lynx

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sudo dnf install w3m lynx
For a web search at the command prompt type

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w3m duckduckgo.com
or

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lynx duckduckgo.com
if you're using a terminal emulator like gnome-terminal it's better in full screen and installing w3m-img will display images.
w3m installed is 2.5 Mb and lynx is 5.4 Mb
Basic keys are
Tab scrolls to clickable links
enter to click
space scrolls down a page
direction arrows move cursor around
q to quit

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Re: Miminal size CentOS with web browser

Post by TrevorH » 2020/03/25 11:07:55

There are xfce4* packages in epel-playground. Are those the ones you tried and how did they not work?
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