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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?

    i use LXDE, but use the cli for simple tasks.
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    Re: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    I have used my laptop without X, but currently use X.
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    Re: Are you a Linux geek, using Linux without X?

    I'm used to supporting shared linux servers so yes, I could, but .. what does it prove really?? That I can run an OS based on a command parser .. with a command parser? I work at the command line for easily over 90% of my linux based activities. I manage command lines with gui's and virtual desktops, and I also use X-based apps. Seems like if I went to complete CLI, I would miss out on the gui apps I do like and would want to run. The whole concept really makes less and less sense the more I think about it.

    It must be an OCD thing.
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