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Old 04-29-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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firefox no gui


Hey!

I have a question. I would like to know if it is possible to run firefox with its gui, its mouse, all that stuff, without having KDE or GNOME or those WM. I already have all the xorg package... dunno if i would need it, but I have it already xD.

Thanks!
 
Old 04-29-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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Yes, and no, I think you need Lynx - a text based browser, lite, fast and possibly ideal for what you're looking for...
I noticed you're using Mac, hmm, I use Linux, so, that's all I have...

Luck!

Thor
 
Old 04-29-2011, 01:01 PM   #3
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Nope you can't just from shell. You still need graphical environment(i think it was called X server) for GUI stuff to work. Just install Fluxbox for example or LXDE(feels more like Win or KDE) if you hate big DEs - you won't regret. Or check wiki page. Btw which OS?

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Old 04-29-2011, 01:16 PM   #4
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I am trying this with Archlinux on VMWare. The problem is that KDE is running super slow on my virtual machine... maybe I will try Fluxbox =D
Thanks!
 
Old 04-29-2011, 01:21 PM   #5
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with Archlinux on VMWare
Welcome to my fishtank!

I'd strongly consider Lynx...I use it on all the servers I config (mine dont have graphical stuff) and it runs like a bomb...

Quote:
pacman -S lynx
Enjoy!

Thor
 
Old 04-29-2011, 01:26 PM   #6
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Hey!

I have a question. I would like to know if it is possible to run firefox with its gui, its mouse, all that stuff, without having KDE or GNOME or those WM. I already have all the xorg package... dunno if i would need it, but I have it already xD.

Thanks!
If you already have all the xorg packages installed, then yes, it is possible to start Firefox without any DE or WM.
Try it with
Code:
startx firefox
But keep in mind that if you run without the WM/DE you cannot easily resize or maximize the Firefox window.
 
Old 04-29-2011, 01:49 PM   #7
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@Arcane Hey, fluxbox really did the trick! It is running pretty fast (unlike KDE... I dunno if it is because of my settings or because it is a
virtual machine), and I like the fact that you can customize it like you want =D

Thanks for the advice!
 
Old 04-29-2011, 01:52 PM   #8
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@TobiSGD I will try that, too. Though I guess I'll stick with Fluxbox, since it gives me a nice GUI.
@Thor 2.0 I have tried w3m and it is nice. I haven't tried lynx... is it better?
 
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Though I guess I'll stick with Fluxbox, since it gives me a nice GUI.
A good choice and a lot easier to handle than using Firefox without WM.
 
Old 04-29-2011, 02:40 PM   #10
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A good choice and a lot easier to handle than using Firefox without WM.
I agree, I hate text-only browsers, except for emergencies where there's no way to get to a GUI.
 
  


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