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Old 03-14-2009, 01:06 PM   #1
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A question about X-apps and the X-window...

Alright, I have a few questions...
I have noticed during Debian text-installs and the Slackware 12.2 install that although Debian uses Anaconda and Slack uses something similar, they each are running a "psuedo" X-window-(that is without X)-right?
How is this done??
I am asking this question because I am trying to come up with a low-ram Slackware-based "mini-slack" install for my laptop.
I really don't need Xorg and I think that there is no X-Window running when using Ananconda-is this correct??
Specifically-The text boxes that appear when doing an install-you know-the "setup" menu for Slackware,etc.
Can I somehow run Apps this way?
As in, let's say I had a Mini-slack-and the only thing it was for was text-editing-Using the "setup" style GUI's as the "editor"
I don't really need formating or printing-but word wrap and tabs/indent would be nice.
There must be a way to use the "setup" windows for this-as they don't require X-?See screenshot..
I know there are other non-x editors-but I don't need anything "complicated"-See "JDarkroom" as an example-
Can JDarkroom" run without X?

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Talk about formatting! How about editing your profile to get that width down a bit. Too much white space.

'ncurses' is what your speaking of for the setup.
Old 03-14-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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You can try Absolute Linux 12.2.1 this runs at low RAM slow processors and Fluxbox offers just enough.

You can back track or install the pre-Xorg versions of Slack if hardware compatibility is the issue. Use midnight commander and vim for file and editor.


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