Terminology: 'console' = 'terminal' ?
few questions about console / terminal :
- a console needs an X-server, a terminal don't ?
- if so, anything running in a console (meaning not using a whatever GUI) can run in a terminal ?
- what about environment variable DISPLAY ?
My questions are related to my research of a music stream radio player on a thin client with low memory. I intend to use this thin client as a radio player only and so will avoid X-server running on it to spare resources.
I found (and received from forums) links to different music players but feel confused about their requirements of console / terminal / X-server and GUIs.