Originally Posted by kingduct
The problem is that I want to have my newspapers automatically download to the server while my desktop computer is off. As far as I can tell, the content server (under linux) requires x.org. Is that correct?
Since my server is just a command line system, I can't run the content server. Is there another way of autodownloading newspapers and having them properly converted/formatted for my Kindle that can be run at the command line?
For a definitive answer, you may have to wait for Kovid or another *nix user, but the answer I've seen is that you have to be able to install the complete Calibre package. You don't have to run the GUI - it will accept command line only instructions, but a minimal server system may have trouble installing Calibre. I don't know the exact dependencies.
It's odd that you say you can't run the content server because you have a command line system. I run an ancient Debian command line only server, and one of its few functions is to run Apache - a web server. That's all that the Calibre Content Server is - just a web server. Nonetheless, if you can't install Calibre, you can't run the content server portion or the news portion.
Also, I have no idea how a client server design for Calibre might take shape, but it's quite possible that it will still require a full install of Calibre.