the most light weight X web browser?

JJB Barbish3 at
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.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Warren
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:39 PM
To: Robert Storey
Cc: freebsd-questions at
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
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
root.  Sure enough:

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

and it runs for other members of wheel besides root.  (Note the
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
for years.  I've removed them from my block list for now.)

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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