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: Hmm...
by Doc Pain on Tue 22nd May 2007 23:57 UTC in reply to "Hmm..."
Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

"Looks like the only thing you can't do without X is take screenshots ;) "

Take a photo with a camera - no X needed. :-)

It's possible to store the pure text content of a screen with the copy & paste feature the middle mouse button and the virtual terminals provide. But this does not copy colors or attributes. Maybe there's a program to read the terminals screen buffer including them...

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