the most light weight X web browser?

Warren Block wblock at
Tue May 11 17:39:02 PDT 2004

On Tue, 11 May 2004, Robert Storey wrote:

> I followed your advice about compiling Links so that it could run in graphics
> mode without X.
> This is REALLY COOL - one of the best tips I've received in a long time, and I
> thank you for it. However, I've run into one little glitch. As root, it works
> fine, but as a regular user, when I type:
>   links -g -mode 640x480x16
> I get this error message:
>    svgalib: Cannot get I/O permissions.
> No doubt it's a permissions error, but I'm not sure which/where permissions I
> should change. Any ideas?

The man page for svgalib says that programs which use it must be setuid
root.  Sure enough:

chmod u+s /usr/local/bink/links

and it runs for other members of wheel besides root.  (Note the security
implications, though.)

I modified the links Makefile so links can be built with X support,
svgalib support, or neither.  A copy has been sent to the port
maintainer.  With any luck, it'll be committed, so the build will be

(Apologies for an earlier spam has been blocked here
for years.  I've removed them from my block list for now.)

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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