Experix - Limitations


Currently, experix is only available for Linux and, due to assembly language code, only on the x86 architecture.

At present the only graphics support for experix is with svgalib. This is an open-source project available at http://www.svgalib.org. It is possible to have an experix graphics session in one virtual terminal and text or X sessions in others, and switch between them with the keys. Graphics operations are done by a server process, and experix sends commands and data to this process through a fifo. It has an execution thread that uses readline (an open-source library from the GNU project) to obtain command lines and place them in the execution queue. Another thread translates the standard output (i.e. the echo from readline) into graphics server commands. Experix can also run in a text screen or X-term without using svgalib at all.

There is some assembly code and other matters to attend to before it can run on architectures other than x86.

The range of device drivers and applications available now is extremely limited.

It runs as root, which is a considerable security hazard on a networked computer. It should be possible to run experix without root privileges, but this has not yet been done.

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