[mythtv-users] Myth backend: Console or GUI OS ? Init level 3 or init level 5 ?

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Sep 13 14:27:49 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 09:16:02AM -0400, Kris B. wrote:
> On Tuesday, September 13, 2011 1:33 PM, "Ian Clark"
> <mrrooster at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If you're happy installing the packages you need (ie the graphical
> > tools) from an ssh session, then don't bother with a GUI, just install
> > something like xterm to bring in enough to allow remote X sessions
> > (overs SSH for instance) to work okay.
> > 
> > >> So, other than a bit of disk space, is there any reason why I
> > >> shouldn't install KDE when I set it up ?
> > >
> > It'll be running in the background, which means more stuff started at
> > boot so slower boot times, and a greater load on the system. (although
> > this last point is probably moo.*)
> I tend to ssh into my boxes, so I am with most people with that... you
> rarely need a monitor to work on a machine... any updates/tweaks/etc. on
> my frontend is done via a laptop.  
> However, just my opinion, but in regards to a DE, you know text editors
> are fine, but sometimes having a "clipboard" is handy - when I work on
> the .xml files of a remote machine, it is nice to be able to copy and
> paste between two windows when working on a remote machine.  Those kind
> of features are only available with the extra crud of a DE, as far as I

   Nope. X has supported copy and paste for text since before Linux even
existed (nevermind Linux DE's). Just use the mouse.


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