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console vs X (was Re: SDL vs GGI)
Hello, some of the stuff mentioned here, I just had to respond to
--- Brett_A._Letner@NOTES.UP.COM wrote:
> >> Is it providing any benefit?
> For you, not for me. Why must there only be only one right way to do
I actually use both. I code and do all the fun stuff in console. I then test programs in X,
which might cnage since the svgalib version now workds better on my setup. just to let you know,
this is Cruystal Space I am using, so i Can do this easy switch between my program using X and
I agree. This is true with any soft/hardware holy war. Why has there to be ONE right way. Some
people like advantages in one thing, and some like afvantages in others.
This is true for the vi(which I use) vs Emacs, BSD vs Linux, KDE vs GNOME vs CDE vs Whatever else.
> >>Evidently!...I wonder why? Presumably there is something you
> >>do that I don't. Can you give me some examples of things I
> >>could try that make it die horribly?
> e.g.A couple of months ago I tried to install one of the xdm clones (wdm or
> gdm I don't remember which). Upon startup it froze my screen, and disabled
> my keyboard and mouse. I don't know if this was a problem with X, [g|w]dm,
> or an error I made during installation(most likely :) But really, I don't
> care. User programs should simply not be able to force a reboot.
The only times I ahve had an improer shutdown is from X also. I have not succesfully gotten the
StarOffice to install. I have narrowed it down to If itm gains focus, Bye Bye machine.
Other stuff has crashed X. Sometimes I haven;t even been able to load it. Sometimes I have had
font server problems, or problems with it using the incorrect video server. Also, Somehow a lib
needed by WindowMaker got corrupted, I think. So it couldn't load, so I had to install BlackBox
to do anything until, which helped me narrow it down to a bad package.
hard Drive: 1 Gb, 8 Gb
Video: S3 Virge DX
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