xfce on Debian on Freerunner

Jim Colton jimcolt at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 20:15:06 CEST 2008

xfce is small and lightweight and so quite fast for the Freerunner.

Install Debian as instructed here:


Then ssh into the Freerunner, set your nameserver in resolv.conf and apt-get
install xfce4

Then you may hack /etc/init.d/zhone-session making


..reboot and check it out...  The desktop took awhile to start but once up
was snappy as can be expected.
I've not yet looked at the reason for the seemingly too slow start for the

zhone is available from the "Office" menu in xfce.
The matchbox keyboard is available in "Accessories".

You could create a different init.d start script for xfce instead of
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