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Hi all, I really love this no gui thing.. or stating to would be more correct.. is it possible to have a linux distro start with only terminal and then ...
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    Hi all,

    I really love this no gui thing.. or stating to would be more correct..

    is it possible to have a linux distro start with only terminal and then from there open gui programs like firefox, skype, libre office etc??

    /Casper

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    You would at least need an X server running and probably some kind of Window Manager. I'm not sure what attracts you to the GUIless environment but the ratpoison window manager may be of some interest.
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    There are some people who like to work mainly from the console and just run startx when they need a gui. But I don't think you can launch graphical applications without launching the X-server first.
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