Console based linux.

Tom Masterson kd7cyu at
Tue May 27 20:43:36 UTC 2008

You can also use ubuntu server which does not install the X windows
stuff.  I don't know if the installer works with speech or braille

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 03:29:34PM -0500, Tim Chase wrote:
>> Can anyone recomend any linux that only come as a console-based interface.
> As you mention, Debian will do quite nicely.  For a while I had an 
> ancient laptop (P133 with 32 megs of memory) that ran console Debian.  It 
> worked fairly well -- minus the lousy battery.
>> Debian of course is but how about gento or how do you spell it?
> Yes, Gentoo should work just fine from the console, as would any number 
> of distros such as Red Hat/Fedora, Slackware (my first distro), and 
> others.
> Personally, I've used the power of "apt-get" in Debian and it's hard to 
> go back to other distros.
>> Can  you install gento with speech or braille?
> I'm nearly certain that it's possible to use speech/braille with most 
> distros, however, the ability to use them during the installation process 
> is a bit more particular.  Most that allow for it provide a 
> specialized/modified boot-CD to accommodate.
> -tim
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