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razta
September 7th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Hello,
I have Ubuntu Server 10.04 minimal installed.

All I need is a browser to run, I don't need a window manager or anything else.

Does any one know how I could achieve this?

Thanks in advance! :D

Thelasko
September 7th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Well, in theory "sudo apt-get install firefox" will install the minimum requirements to get firefox working.

Unfortunately, I think firefox requires some sort of window manager. (GTK+ and X11 specifically)

There are web browsers that don't require a window manger. Lynx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_%28web_browser%29) is one such browser.

razta
September 7th, 2010, 08:23 PM
Thanks for the reply.

In the end I installed xorg core, comes with gnome, but was a lot smaller than I expected.

beren.olvar
September 7th, 2010, 08:35 PM
I think that if the only thing you want to execute on your X session is firefox, you can create a ~/.xinit file with nothing but


exec firefox

That will not load anything but the X server and firefox. Quitting firefox will also quit X.

shawnhcorey
September 7th, 2010, 11:59 PM
Hello,
I have Ubuntu Server 10.04 minimal installed.

All I need is a browser to run, I don't need a window manager or anything else.

Does any one know how I could achieve this?

Thanks in advance! :D

go to Google and search for "text browser". There is a number of them.