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Old 01-04-2004, 12:12 AM   #1
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can you use a console as a window manager


i mean one that can run X based applications, im not talking about failsafe
if so. how
 
Old 01-04-2004, 12:23 AM   #2
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A console login only runs console apps. To run X apps you have to have X running and it requies a window manager.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 12:28 AM   #3
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damnit!

are there any X window managers that are actually just a console?
 
Old 01-04-2004, 12:36 AM   #4
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Take a look here
http://www.plig.org/xwinman/

There aren't any that are "just a console". But there are some that are just a background and the only program you have to start is a console.

twm should already be on your system.
aewm++ is a very simple window manager.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 12:37 AM   #5
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i don't get what you mean by "console as a window manager". if you're trying to run X apps w/o actually running a graphical X-server, then try looking up Xfvb. XFvb simulates a dummy framebuffer but using this obviously means you won't see a thing on screen.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 12:47 AM   #6
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strictly speaking, a window manager isn't a prerequisite for X, although without a window manager to draw windows around X programs you can't really do much, there are gui programs tha use the framebuffer console, not X, but i'm not sure what programs do this.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 01:34 AM   #7
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well, thanks for all you guy's help. i have one question though
Is there anyway i could get twm to start with the a full maximized window with the following command?
Code:
rxvt -bg black -fg white
 
Old 01-04-2004, 01:49 AM   #8
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If your using the .xinitrc file for your X startup config, put in it the line

rxvt -bg black -fg white -geometry [whatever you resolution is] &

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Old 01-04-2004, 02:00 AM   #9
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If you want a console-like X, get ratpoison.
If you want an X-like console, get screen.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 02:04 AM   #10
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Take a look at this thread

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=131306

it seems to have an answer to your problem
 
Old 01-04-2004, 04:22 AM   #11
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Screen is an awesome console window manager.
 
  


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