Well, now I have this old P-120 on debian 2.1, No xwindows, just command
X windows looks like a hassle, and I didn't install linux to get xwindows. I
am a student on semester break and for my senior project I want to qrite web
apps in perl. I don't know much perl or linux.
But I only have so much time.
So I want to concentrate on the Perl as much as possible. So that is why I
didn't try to setup X, also I don't know anything about the video card on
So, I was able to seup wvdial. It does dial into my ISP, and seems to be
working. What happens is that it winds up finally outputting a line saying
"running pppd" or something; the modem seems to be connecting, etc.and
before it saying "runnig pppd" it outputs various messages, no errors etc.
And I alt-f2 to anohter virtaul window and try to start Lynx. so that I can
verify I am online. But Lynx won't start. Do I need X to run Lynx?
What can I run while the pppd is running on wvdial in order to verify that I
am online? I assume I need to switch to another virtual window in order to
run another app while wvdial is running?
What I plan on making in perl in Spring are things like web clients, etc.
Also I hope to set up Apache server and write server side stuff, cgi scripts
etc in Perl .Will I eventaully need to set up X windows in order to run