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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx Rules!

From: Scott McGee (Personal)
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx Rules!
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 1997 22:55:45 -0700

Nelson Henry Eric <address@hidden> writes
>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.


In general, yet, you could run an X Windows server and then use Xterm and
other X based stuff. In your case, I would guess it is unlikely, however,
due to the memory and OS limitations. I have a 486 here than I use an X
server on, (486-33 actually) and it is tolerable, but it does have 20 Meg
of Ram and runs either NT 4.0 or W95. You can look for PC X servers and 
see if one will run in your environment, but don't get your hopes up too

Oh, I should also mention that your connection's bandwidth becomes MUCH more
of an issue running X software over it!


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