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3.9: Will Wine run only under X, or can it run in character mode?




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This article is from the WINE WINdows Emulator FAQ, by Dave Gardner dagar@ix.netcom.com with numerous contributions by others.

3.9: Will Wine run only under X, or can it run in character mode?

Being a GUI (graphical user interface), MS Windows does not have a
character mode, so there will be no character mode for Wine. So yes, you
must run Wine under X.

On the other hand, Win32 does have a character mode. Currently, Wine must
have a display even to run console-only Win32 apps.

 

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