Dear Warren,

I followed your advice about compiling Links so that it could run in graphics
mode without X.

This is REALLY COOL - one of the best tips I've received in a long time, and I
thank you for it. However, I've run into one little glitch. As root, it works
fine, but as a regular user, when I type:

  links -g -mode 640x480x16

I get this error message:

   svgalib: Cannot get I/O permissions.

No doubt it's a permissions error, but I'm not sure which/where permissions I
should change. Any ideas?

TIA & best regards,

On Sun, 9 May 2004 09:13:12 -0600 (MDT)
Warren Block <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Sun, 9 May 2004, mark rowlands wrote:
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED] : /web1/web1: 03:16 PM:
> > links -version
> > Links 2.1pre14
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED] : /web1/web1: 03:17 PM:
> > links -help
> > links [options] URL
> > Options are:
> >
> >  -g
> >   Run in graphics mode.
> But the next few lines of the man page say that only works if
> --enable-graphics was given to ./configure when compiling links.  In the
> port's Makefile it only turns on --enable-graphics if you compile it for
> X.  (More specifically, it only turns on --enable-graphics if
> -DWITHOUT_X11 is not defined.)
> So to run it without X but with graphics, you'll have to modify the
> Makefile or just manually compile links.
> Just out of curiousity, I tried it just now.  A quick hack to make it
> work:
> Make sure you have svgalib installed (/usr/ports/devel/svgalib).
> Remove the --without-svgalib from the first CONFIGURE_ARGS line.
> Add --enable-graphics to the same line.
> Remove the whole .if !defined(WITHOUT_X11) ... .endif section.
> Run it with 'links -g -mode 640x480x16'.

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