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The Best Without X

Alessandro Rubini Issue #19, November 1995 Small computers, especially those with little memory, don’t run the X Window System—or any other graphic environment—very smoothly. An intelligent keyboard configuration and use of the gpm mouse server will help you exploit your small Linux box to its fullest. If your system doesn’t run X-Windows, you may miss the mouse support that makes ...

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Linux Programming Hints (Michael K. Johnson)

Michael K. Johnson Issue #4, August 1994 In this month’s column, I said that I would give a simple screen-locking example that uses the VT, or Virtual Terminal, ioctl()’s that I documented in that column. In case you can’t remember or didn’t read last month’s column, the VT ioctl()’s allow you to specify from a user program what the kernel ...

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