LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-20-2003, 04:08 PM   #1
reality75
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Graphical web browser for the console


Hey everyone. I've been searching and searching and can't seem to find the answer to this question. In my quest to totally remove a GUI from life I have switched to Linux. I used to use it reguarly and just recently came back well, just because I'm sick of MS (That's just my feelings, I'm not trying to spark a debate). I've managed to find a console program for just about everything I want to do except for web browsing. Lynx and links are great but they are text only. I found archane but I can't get it to run all stable like which the people who make it tell you from the beginning so I exepected nothing more. My question is simply this, IS there a graphical web browser for the linux console?

Thanks in advance for ANY help guys and girls.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 05:36 PM   #2
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 197Reputation: 197
AFAIK, there is no graphical enabled browser for the Linux console.. only ones worthy are lynx and links.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:31 PM   #3
QtCoder
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware 12.0 RC1
Posts: 129

Rep: Reputation: 15
Speaking of graphics in the console, is there even a way at all to display graphics in any console program? Wouldn't you have to have an x-server running?

The thing that confuses me is the bootup process of many distros (like Slackware). When booting, it's in text-mode (I believe) but there's a little penguin graphic at the top. How is this done?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:32 PM   #4
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 197Reputation: 197
Keyword.. FrameBuffering I believe is what your looking for.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:27 PM   #5
joel112
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 169

Rep: Reputation: 30
yep framebuffers, but there are no graphic console browsers, what would the point be? if you were that happy using cli, without faff, why would you want pictures
 
Old 11-10-2003, 03:49 PM   #6
SeeSchloss
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: France !
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
There is at least one graphic browser : links-graphic
It need gpm (for the mouse) and uses framebuffing...

And fbi can display images in the console.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 03:51 PM   #7
fancypiper
Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sparta, NC USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 5,141

Rep: Reputation: 57
If you have zgv installed, you can even view images from the console command line.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 03:51 PM   #8
GodMinusOne
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by SeeSchloss
There is at least one graphic browser : links-graphic
It need gpm (for the mouse) and uses framebuffing...

And fbi can display images in the console.
FYI: You would achieve this by typing "links -driver fb" in a shell window.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 05:36 PM   #9
slakmagik
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,113

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
w3m is a graphical console browser, and even tabbed after a fashion.

Pic w/green aterm and right-click menu
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
browser plugin for Konqueror web browser (linspire) Tracianddwayne Linux - Newbie 2 01-06-2010 02:08 PM
good lightweight graphical web browser? sether Linux - Software 8 09-06-2004 10:54 PM
public web browser aka web kiosk xmnemonic Linux - Software 6 06-14-2004 03:20 PM
Console only web browser villie Linux - General 5 05-28-2004 10:09 AM
Graphical browser without X ipconfig Linux - Software 4 12-07-2003 12:41 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:18 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration