minimal CD --> startx
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Sun Sep 16 08:20:45 UTC 2012
On Sun, 2012-09-16 at 09:22 +0200, Patrick Asselman wrote:
> On 2012-09-16 01:53, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> > hi,
> > On Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:40:02 +0100
> > Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> And what exactly does one *do* with this, that is the question?
> >> It ain't "X-Windows" if there aren't any windows. ;¬)
> > wow, i love that we have this discussion since it reminds me how far
> > linux on the desktop has come since people like i started using
> > it ...
> > had you started where i come from then you would have used a desk
> > calculator to compute the proper modelines for your CRT by hand
> > (always
> > being anxious because you know a single wrong number could fry the
> > thing into an irreparable boulder)
> > anyway, back to the topic, after you would have successfully started
> > your new X the only thing that would show up was an unmanaged xterm
> > window in the top left of your screen after you ran startx ...
> > and guess what, that didnt change til today ;) ... and you can do a
> > lot
> > with an unmanaged xterm (compile a window manager and run it for
> > example)
> > its really good to see that only old farts like me seem to remember
> > this and that its knowledge thats only good for an anecdote in a ML
> > today because our system got so far ...
> > but in any case: sudo apt-get install xorg && startx
> > gets you actually something to work with, there is exactly one window
> > and it is unmanaged.
> > ciao
> > oli
> Thank you for making me feel like an old fart :-(
> It's not that long ago, is it? Please? Someone? Anyone? Waaaaah!
> But yeah, this sort of cr at p was needed back then.
> I still remember the first graphic terminals at university where you
> could have a look at the hand-uudecoded-and-merged fractal picture files
> you downloaded from the news server. Only to find out later that it had
> cost more cpu seconds than you were allowed to use.
> Mind you, i'm not that old that I have worked on ye olde VAX/VMS
> machines, hmkay?
> Best regards,
> Patrick Asselman
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