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Borg Swarm 01-30-2004 01:27 PM

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?

Tinkster 01-30-2004 01:31 PM

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)...



Cheers,
Tink

mikshaw 01-30-2004 10:31 PM

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.

Tinkster 01-31-2004 12:13 AM

Quote:

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



Cheers,
Tink

mikshaw 01-31-2004 09:07 AM

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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