Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 22nd May 2007 03:43 UTC
General Unix Would you be able to survive one full day without using the X server? Linux offers us a wide assortment of CLI based tools which use curses and/or framebuffer for functional user interfaces. There is no reason why you shouldn't be able look up stuff online, read your email, look at pictures, watch movies and listen to music as you are trying to configure X.
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by DittoBox on Tue 22nd May 2007 04:10 UTC
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I thought that while I'm trying to configure X, I'd be trying to configure X. Not watch a movie, look at pretty pictures or read Wikipedia.

Listen to music...maybe. Everything else can wait until I've got X installed and functioning properly. If you've got a decent X configuration file around it shouldn't take you long to hack into service. I've got a couple I've written from scratch that I've used on a few occasions. With the crap removed and structured much more sanely than most distributions can handle (or indeed as the default one that X spits out).

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