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Old 01-20-2004, 01:19 PM   #1
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Cool Lynx and Linux discovery

I had a problem today getting my browsers to fire up. This is my real problem,
but while trying to sort it out i discovered the benefits of using Lynx. I did
not know that this text based browser was built into the Mandrake distro
until today!! Neither did I guess that it could be so easy to use on
websites that supported it. It almost feels like a secret exclusive world
browsing through this website with Lynx. Why did no one tell me about this

Anyways, like I say the real problem I have is getting my usual browsers
to work. If i try galeon, mozilla, konqorer they all seem to freeze up and
i get a message about segmentation fault. Why is this? I can use Nautilus but
browsing with this is not ideal for me & some web pages do not display well.
Can anyone tell me what i need to do to fix my regular browsers??
Old 01-20-2004, 04:22 PM   #2
Registered: May 2003
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You just got me interested. I'm not sure about your problem. But can you tell me how did you launch the text based browser?
Old 01-20-2004, 04:31 PM   #3
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One would imagine typing "lynx" at a shell. "Links" usually works, too, though they are different browsers.
Old 01-20-2004, 07:31 PM   #4
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You also have elinks which comes from links which I prefer and then there's w3m which I havent tried, yet. If you get segmentation fault I would say you would want to contact support for that distro, thats what I would do anyway.
Old 01-21-2004, 01:24 AM   #5
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dont confuse links ( with links ( and elinks (
Old 01-21-2004, 07:57 AM   #6
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to browse the web with Lynx, just open your favourite terminal window and at the shell prompt type e.g


... that is it! the instructions for navigating are at the bottom of the shell window. After 5-10 minutes you will get the hang of it.


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