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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx Rules!

From: Robert Bonomi
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx Rules!
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 1997 21:27:17 -0600 (CST)

+ Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 10:05:28 +0900 (JST)
+ From: Nelson Henry Eric <address@hidden>
+ Message-Id: <address@hidden>
+ To: address@hidden
+ Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx Rules!
+ Sender: address@hidden
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+ Status: R
+ > "xterm" is an X Window application that acts as a terminal emulator.
+ > (so it's the cart, I suppose, or wheels).  The main advantage of Lynx in
+ I have been told that what I am trying to do is flatly impossible, but
+ I can't bring myself to give up.  I have 50 nine-year-old PCs (486s w/
+ 4MB RAM running MS-DOS 3.1) hardwired to a LAN.  I am not in a position
+ to change the OS or hardware.  We (students and I) telnet to the Unix
+ machine, which basically gives us vt100 emulation, although I have
+ modified the vt100 terminfo entry to give color support.
+ I won't ask how, just if it's possible or not, to use "xterm" to display
+ graphics on the physical terminals, which are not and cannot be connected
+ directly to the workstation running X Windows.

IF, AND *ONLY* IF, you're running an X-server _on_the_PC's.

'xterm' is an X-based application,  it _requires_ an X server on the 
*local* machine, to use it.  If you do _not_ have an X server on the 
local PC, then 'xterm' is _no_ use to you.

In the environment you describe, you *cannot* get graphics from the 
Unix system displayed on the PC's screen.   *WITHOUT* changing somthing.
end of story.
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