Re: Limited X setup
On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 02:24:05PM -0800, joseph lockhart wrote:
> Hello, been a while since I posted, working on setting up a partition
> which will run mainly console programs, however, I was interested in
> setting up X to run a few programs (or maybe the framebuffer) a quick
> search of the web yielded no help. Any suggestions on where to look.
Do not install gdm/kdm/xdm/... when you need X application, start X
server from startx. I thought people suggested. (I may be wring
Some X server runs on framebuffer, some not.
A few applications are designed to run directly on framebuffer.
X itself is not so heavy .... if you know how to use lightly.
(GNOME/KDE are heavy ... though)
> Running lenny from netinstall with some console added already but no
> graphics yet. Also I have no interest in a GUI for this project.
You do not need GUI but X is GUI. You sound like you want graphics. I
do not understand what exactly you wish....
FYI: You can see graphics from normal non-X console of PC using
zgv: SVGAlib graphics viewer
razzle: constantly changing 3D stereogram generator
All these use SVGAlib. This is very specialized use case though.
PS: I thought there were extensive thread. Have you read posting to
mailing list? People usually reply only to the mailing list...