Links - Graphics not enabled when compiling

Ádám Juhász jadaml at
Sun Nov 24 06:31:45 PST 2013

I might have messed up the terms/names.

By the “virtual terminal” I was referring the interface that you can access
with ⌃⌥F1-6. That is not using X11, and I don’t have any clue how I pulled
it off or how I figured that it could be possible with Links, but it didn’t
worked out in the end. (I wanted to use that in case if I broke my X11 to
still be able to browse the web relatively comfortably.) I could open a
image viewer in those terminal, and before that once run my SDL program as
root (which was a mistake since it still had a segmentation fault in it, and
crashed my system). I also almost run Battle for Wesnoth in the ⌃⌥F1
terminal but it failed loading the mouse, which I didn’t bothered.

But it’s all off-topic tough.

From:  Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at>
Date:  2013. november 24., vasárnap 15:19
To:  Ádám Juhász <jadaml at>
Cc:  Jeff Friedman <friedmanjeff1 at>, MacPorts Users
<macports-users at>
Subject:  Re: Links - Graphics not enabled when compiling

On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Ádám Juhász <jadaml at> wrote:
> If I remember right, when I tried to use graphics with Links I tried it on
> openSUSE and on it’s virtual terminal (bypassing X11) with no success. However
> this isn’t possible on a Mac anyways, because it does not have a virtual
> terminal.

I have no idea what you are trying to say here; OS X has functionally the
same pty support as Linux. And you are not bypassing X11 if you are seeing
graphics at all, you are *using* it; the X11 video driver needs to at least
be told what area of the screen to not update itself (for things like OpenGL
or v4l2 on Linux), or must be doing the update itself under control of the
X11 server.

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
allbery.b at                                  ballbery at
unix, openafs, kerberos, infrastructure, xmonad

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