[TUHS] Early GUI on Linux

Will Senn will.senn at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 02:39:04 AEST 2023

Same here. The virtual terminals worked for me (and still do) until I start doing ssh, then screen and tmux are lifesavers. 


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> On Feb 26, 2023, at 10:23 AM, Leah Neukirchen <leah at vuxu.org> wrote:
> Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> writes:
>>> On Sun, Feb 26, 2023 at 04:50:34PM +0100, Leah Neukirchen wrote:
>>> Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> writes:
>>>> - was there any discussion of alternatives to X?
>>>> Discussions yes. But not much more than talk.
>>>> There were vgalib apps that ran graphics on the console, but I never used
>>>> them.
>>> Back then I didn't have enough disk space to install X11 and TeX at
>>> the same time, so I mostly worked on the 80x25 console
>> screen(1) was my go to back in the days of limited resources.  Especially
>> screen -r so you could detach, come back the next day and have all your
>> setup right there.
>> Wasn't that fancy but oh so useful.  I'm with Ted in that we just wanted
>> a bunch of terminal windows.
> Curiously, I learned about screen only way later, when I used remote
> systems.  But I made getty spawn on 12 ttys, so that worked as well to
> multitask.
> -- 
> Leah Neukirchen  <leah at vuxu.org>  https://leahneukirchen.org

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