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Old 05-23-2014, 10:08 PM   #1
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Accessing Internet with Browser in Runlevel 3 CentOS 6.5


I logged in to my desktop in Runlevel 3 and type - firefox but the system response was - Error : no display specified.

I googled a bit and came up with Xvfb and it says:-

Description : Xvfb (X Virtual Frame Buffer) is an X server that is able to run
: on machines with no display hardware and no physical input
: devices. Xvfb simulates a dumb framebuffer using virtual memory.
: Xvfb does not open any devices, but behaves otherwise as an X
: display. Xvfb is normally used for testing servers.


I did a yum info xorg-x11-server-Xvfb and yes I have Xvfb installed.

And here as, I do have a graphic card, a monitor and a desktop but not a server, my brain went blank. I have no idea what to ask but the following:-

1) How to connect to the internet via firefox in Runlevel 3.
2) What about mouse control.
3) What is Xvfb, and when do you actually use it.

Thank you.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 10:18 PM   #2
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I know nothing about Xvfb and cannot help with that at all, but have you considered a text browser such as links, elinks, or lynx?

None of them will display graphics, but, of the three, elinks formats the page in a fashion most similar to graphical browsers.
 
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:32 AM   #3
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you need to be in level 5 -- the GUI to run firefox

if you are in the TEXT ONLY mode ( level 3 ) you will have to use a text only browser like w3m

Code:
w3m google.com 
--------- or ------------
w3m http://www.linuxquestions.org
 
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