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Old 10-18-2003, 03:58 PM   #1
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curiousity- is it possible to run x windows withoUT KDE or Gnome?

there it is, the question
Old 10-18-2003, 04:03 PM   #2
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Yup, there are many alternatives instead of using Gnome or KDE.


And many others....
Old 10-18-2003, 04:44 PM   #3
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As trickykid says, you certainly can. Just be aware that you will probably want to load the QT and GTK libraries, though, since there are a number of apps that depend on them.

Old 10-18-2003, 10:13 PM   #4
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but is it possible to be in true terminal - not emulator and run programs such as gaim?
Old 10-18-2003, 10:22 PM   #5
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You can run the bare minimum twm or mwn and all you get is a terminal window and that's it. that's about as bare bones as you can get. But to run something that requires a gui interface without some form of window manager you're probably going to be hard pressed to find terminal only programs to do that. (Gaim doesn't have a terminal version (at least not that I know of))

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