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Old 10-21-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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linux framebuffer use instead of normal x and whatnot

Since I use an asus eee 900a, which has a crappy mouse/touchpad (laptops have issues with that anyways but this clicker is especially bad) and so I'm looking into setting up an interface using the linux framebuffer, and ideally no mouse. I am not looking to use X as compiling it on lfs will look like a total pain. So what kinds of apps work for the framebuffer and are good for it? The categories I'm looking at are:

word doc processing
pdf viewing
image viewing
image editing (where you can see the image while you're working on it)
web browsing (text mode taken care of with links2, but graphical needed)
music format conversion (something like soundKonverter with all kinds of formats)
music editing (may be a really tough one lol...)
video editing
video viewing (taken care of with mplayer)
bit to the torrent (w/ features like encryption, proxies, etc.)
gnutella (with anon features of graphical clients)

What apps are good for these categories?
Old 10-21-2009, 06:13 PM   #2
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Boy, that's rough. I never use my mouse. Just run X and work in a gnome-terminal (I run mine full screen with no X-Window border so it looks like I'm on a real tty.)

If you DO want to do what you describe (it *would* be cool, but probably really slow and otherwise unpleasant.)

fbv (for pix)
links-graphic (for graphics web)
music format conversion is all command line stuff anyway, often like mplayer -in-vars x y z -out-vars foo barz
vide viewing? christ, seriously?
rtorrent is a good ocmmand line torrent app


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