On Thu, May 18, 2006 2:51 pm, Kevin Kinsey wrote: > Barnaby Scott wrote: > > >> So now I can strat Firefox from an xterm, but 2 things still puzzle me >> though: >> 1) Forgive my stupidity, but why can I not start Firefox from the >> console? Or rather, what could I do to make it do so with a single >> command? > > I'm perfectly willing to be wrong, flamed, and corrected, but my counter > question (and it seems a good one to me): how do you expect to run a > graphical program in a non-graphical environment?
I'm certainly not going to flame or correct you! I'm afraid it shows the profundity of my ignorance at this stage, but at least I have browser functionality without rebooting back into Windows now, so looking up solutions and sorting my own problems just got a whole lot easier. I guess my beginner's reasoning was something like this: if a program needs a gui to work, then maybe it has a mechanism to fire one up when needed, in the same way it will look for and use whatever libraries or resources it needs. Oh dear, looks like I have loads more reading to do. Thanks for your help > > If you wish, you could add firefox to your ~/.xinitrc or > (? .Xresources ?) file, and then firefox would be called when > you called "startx" to invoke X Windows. > >> 2) I thought Firefox wasn't going to start from the xterm, but really >> it just took ages - far longer than I am used to with my old OS (same >> machine). Is there something I am missing here too? > > I couldn't say. I've used firefox, and more often the entire Mozilla > suite (which is now 'Seamonkey'). It probably starts slower and hangs more > often than any other program I run on FreeBSD, (with the possible > exception of the "xrayswarm" screen saver) but I can't say why or that > I've even done much investigating. I did build a 'debug' version > of Seamonkey last time, but I've not yet done anything with it. FWIW, it > seems a tad less prone to some of the behavior I saw with Mozilla (which > seems strange, perhaps). > > Of course, I use it heavily, so perhaps that characterization is > flawed. > > Kevin Kinsey > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"