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  1. #1

    mabye a strange question....

    this may be a strange question, but can I run an X window program without having to install a window manager? i dont need a desktop environment or anything, i just have one single program i need to use, and it happens to be a gui program. (this is on a webserver, so obviously i dont want to install anymore than i absolutely have to)

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    May 2004
    I bet that you probably can. For most Linux graphical programs, the graphics is just a front end for the program. If you name the one you want to use, others familiar with it could probably be more helpful.
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

  3. #3
    well, i'm trying to set up BRU Server (backup and recovery utility), and i need to use the gui for just about anything, because its command line interface is almost entirely undocumented.

    i'm running debian 3.1, and i tried 'apt-get install x-window-system', the logon at the local terminal is in an x-window (which i'd prefer to keep as command line). again, the only thing i need or want xwindows for is the BRU interface. update: ok, i fixed the login problem, just removed xdm from the runtime.

    additionally, does anyone know of a good win32 telnet/ssh client that i would be able to use said x-window program remotely?

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  5. #4
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    You can use Putty, get it at
    but u can't join at remotly X mode, i Recommend to you install BlackBox.
    BlackBox its a little X, just use like 8ram.

    apt-get install Blackbox

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