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Old 01-30-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
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Will Programs work in shell?


I have Mandrake 8.1, and limited Hard Drive space. Would the Graphical programs I use every day, such as Penguin Command work if I ran the system completely in shell?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 02:31 PM   #2
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No.

The vast majority of what you refer to as a
"graphical program" requires X to be running.

The number of programs that make use of the
framebuffer to display graphics (graphical user
interface) is VERY limited ... fbi is one example
(picture viewer for fb)...



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Old 01-30-2004, 11:31 PM   #3
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That's so fricken cool....I spent most of my afternoon today messing around with scripts to gather up image lists for fbi. Now all i need to do is "fbilist toon" or "fbilist bikini" and it'll build a list of all the images in that specific directory and load it into fbi.

Thanks for the tip...I didn't know something like this existed.
 
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Quote:
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Thanks for the tip...I didn't know something like this existed.
Pleasure mate, glad I could give an old pro
a hint ;)



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Old 01-31-2004, 10:07 AM   #5
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Definitely not a pro here (old maybe), but thanks for the compliment. I just have had a lot of free time since doing this last Linux install.
 
  


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