the most light weight X web browser?
Barbish3 at adelphia.net
Thu May 13 05:52:13 PDT 2004
The question of an command line launched graphic web browser for
FBSD is asked many times on this list. I straight package install of
links -g sure would be desirable since there is no package for links
with x or with out it at the current time.
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Warren
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:39 PM
To: Robert Storey
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: the most light weight X web browser?
On Tue, 11 May 2004, Robert Storey wrote:
> I followed your advice about compiling Links so that it could run
> 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
> should change. Any ideas?
The man page for svgalib says that programs which use it must be
root. Sure enough:
chmod u+s /usr/local/bink/links
and it runs for other members of wheel besides root. (Note the
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 bounce--hinet.net has been blocked
for years. I've removed them from my block list for now.)
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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