Your Linux fears (again)
igueths at attbi.com
Tue Nov 19 14:33:44 EST 2002
I have to agree with Kenny on this one. Especially when you compile things
from source. Take his example of needing X installed to play dvd's. This
isn't true. Just grab mplayer from sources and the video codec (even
though you won't use it). Then specify video output=NULL and ao=oss/alsa
and you're set. This is further documented in the archives as he mentioned
May you code in the power of the source,
may the kernel, libraries, and utilities be with you,
throughout all distributions until the end of the epoch.
On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, Kenny Hitt wrote:
> Once again, what program and what task? You tell people what task you
> are trying to do, and you will likely get a list of solutions. Also,
> just because a program says it need X don't mean you can't use it. You
> need X installed to play DVDs but there is an article on how to set it
> up so you control everything from the console. I don't have the article
> saved on this system, but its in the speakup archives.
> You just can't seem to understand Linux ain't Windows! If you haven't
> done so already, go install X and gnome. Then take a look around in and
> you might start to see what I mean.
> On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 04:10:49PM +0000, Toby Fisher wrote:
> > On Tue, 19 Nov 2002 ccrawford at acb.org wrote:
> > > Hi Kenny,
> > >
> > > It was a program for audio output and can't remember the name
> > > after it said I needed X to run it. Moreover, it really is not about a
> > > particular program since others will follow if a trend develops.
> > Hmmm, so there's 1 audio program that requires that you use X, so fine,
> > use another. Some people are coding just for X, but a lot more are still
> > coding for just console, or for both, the --without-x configure option has
> > become a popular one on my system. Most sys admins still like the
> > console, not least because it means they can log on and get tgood response
> > from their system, via ssh across a modem link.
> > The console's not going away any time soon, chill out.
> > Cheers.
> > --
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