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Thread: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

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    Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    Hi,

    You've never thought about using X, not convenient? Is there / Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X? Then what's your browser? What do you do with your box?

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    Last edited by frenchn00b; September 14th, 2009 at 04:32 AM.

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    Re: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    While I've considered tossing X to the curb a few times (mainly due to k.mandla's blog ) I've decided that the overhead isn't significant enough on my computer for it to matter, the ease of a graphical browser is, if not a need, at least a want, and I like Xmonad more than screen or dvtm alone.

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    Re: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    I've never not used X on my desktop Linux machines.

    I *do* have a server without X installed on it. But then it's a headless Mac mini sitting on a planter shelf in the living room.
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    Re: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    My desktop boots into the console but I start x right after login. The closest I get to console only is when I use dwm.
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    Re: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    I'm not sure why you would want to but -- hey that's me.

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    Re: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    must take advantage of mainstream hardware and video acceleration and tweak the graphical user interface.

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    Re: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    I rarely ever use the command-line other than installing things, and running programs as root, I probably never use Linux with just the command line only

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    Re: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    Partially. I am setting up archlinux on my desktop, so for now, there is no X.
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    Re: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    Both my computers boot into X. I usually have 1 or 2 x-terms open though, for wvdial, apt-get and wget.

    Sometimes, when I use my BackTrack 4 usb, I don't bother starting X. There are a few cli apps I use - aircrack-ng and its cronies for instance. But I usually want wireshark, so up comes the gui again. And nano's all well and good, but I prefer a text editor with a mouse pointer. How do you cut, copy and paste in a cli-based text editor anyway?

    EDIT: I dunno why I posted that last question. There's me with the sig that tells everyone to use Google, then I ask something that Google could tell me in a trice. Did tell me in a trice, in fact. Voila!
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    Re: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    I tried to go a month X-free, but I only lasted a week. I used elinks for my browser, irssi as my IRC client, screen to manage my terminals, htop for my process viewer and Finch for my IM client. I don't listen to much music on my computer, so I didn't need that.

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