Sometimes you will find yourself in a situation when you donÃ¢â¬â¢t want the app to stop working when X is restarted or broken. Sometimes you just want a very light application, and nothing is faster than a text interface.
For example, when I install the new nvidia drivers on Debian it sometimes breaks my system - but I want to listen to a podcast while doing the repair work.
So what can new users do with the command-line while enjoying the GUI? There is a multitude of applications that do the same jobs as their graphical equivalents, but are not dependent on X. Using them is just a matter of learning a few simple commands. YouÃ¢â¬â¢ll be up and running in no time!
December 1, 2008