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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RE[2]: Short answer...
by Laurence on Tue 22nd May 2007 11:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Short answer..."
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Pretty much everything is doable, except interactive graphics editing and accessing broken websites.

I've edited pictures in a command line hex editor before. Not really practical, but doable none-the-less.

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RE[3]: Short answer...
by mmu_man on Tue 22nd May 2007 14:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Short answer..."
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(X)Emacs' XPM mode can edit xpm pictures in place...
Just convert (ImageMagick) them to xpm, edit and convert back again. ;)

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