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    Lightweight Window Manager


    is it possible to install and run a really really small window manager on a unix shell account?
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    There are a lot of really small Window Managers. Fluxbox, Openbox or fvwm. Check here.
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    If you want something really lightweight, check out dwm.
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    but do you know if theyll work on a shell acount?
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    If you are talking about a shell account from your ISP, I don't think those are available anymore.
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    i made a Unix shell acount here Welcome to Grex!
    you telnet to cyberspace.org, log in and run Unix programs and stuff on there server.
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    You could check out screen. It's a full-screen window manager that might work for you.

    There are a couple of articles about it in our Articles section of this website. One is toward the top of the list and another can be found at the bottom.

    I don't know if they'd let you install it on their servers, but it might be already installed and ready for your use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesimplecreator View Post
    i made a Unix shell acount here Welcome to Grex!
    you telnet to cyberspace.org, log in and run Unix programs and stuff on there server.
    If telnet/ssh is the only way to connect you cannot run a gui. Although, depending on how the host is configured and whether or not it's running an X server, you might be able to run X applications if you connect using ssh with the -X switch.
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