Slackware space issues on netbook
#40 Henry, Friday, 29 January 2010 10:43 AM (Category: Hardware)
(Tags: slackware asus eeepc)

I have Slackware 13.0 successfully installed on my Asus Eee PC 900A. It's kept in sync with Slackware current. I'm running XFCE as my window manager and I'm very happy with it. It makes it much more useful.

And I installed PySol (1,000 games of Solitaire) so now it's really useful.

But this little netbook has a 4 gig SSD and I only have 130 meg free. Now 130 meg is really a lot of space, when I remember back to the first hard disk I ever used on my Apple IIe and it was a whopping big 5 meg hard disk. But 130 meg today can disappear in a heartbeat. I want to free up some more space. But what do I remove?

I have already gone through /var/log/packages and removed a bunch of small apps that I know I don't want. Command line mixers and cd players, that sort of thing. But that doesn't free up enough. I want to delete more and get more space, but I don't want to delete things that are needed by other things and I don't want to delete things that I might use.

Maybe I should follow the advice of another 900A owner and throw out the 4 gig SSD and install a 64 gig SSD?

Edit: after a lot of help, I now have 450 meg free, with a promise of freeing up some more space. Is good.