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Old 11-21-2006, 02:19 PM   #1
zytsef
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official links package compiles without graphics support?


I have some pentium laptops that I'm trying to get usable, and have found that links is the most full featured browser that runs very well on them. It seems like the offical slackware package for it was compiled without graphics support, though. What's the justification there?

Full featured, as in it supports http athentication, not in that it renders everything really well. Just curious.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:34 PM   #2
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Mine works, in a framebuffer tty if executed with "links -G". Stock Slackware 11.0.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 06:11 PM   #3
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Can you run it in graphical mode in X, though?

When I try 'links -g' in a user's xterm svgalib complains:
Code:
svgalib: Cannot get I/O permissions.
When I su and attempt it, links attempts to commandeer the framebuffer (dumping x in the process) and fails with:
Code:
could not initialize any graphical driver. Tried the following drivers:
fb:
Tried looking up docs on links, but nothing mentions problems like this. I'm wondering if perhaps the package wasn't compiled with x support.

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Old 11-22-2006, 03:53 PM   #4
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Have a look at the Slackbuild:
Quote:
# We are configuring this without X as there are MANY browser choices for
# X already. If you need a browser for X, either use something else or
# recompile. :-)
CFLAGS="$SLKCFLAGS" \
./configure \
--prefix=/usr \
--sysconfdir=/etc \
--enable-javascript \
--enable-graphics \
--without-x \
--without-sdl \
$ARCH-slackware-linux
so I assume that you just need to recompile it with the "x" driver to run it that way.
 
  


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