Forum: myDSL Extensions (deprecated)
started by: Whachucallme
Posted by Whachucallme on June 05 2005,10:28Hi,
I'm trying to hide a program running so i tryed to put it in an other terminal (that failed) is there a special extention needed to use the screen command? (< http://www.linuxforum.com/shell/screen/134-35.php >)
or is there an other way to run a program in an other terminal?
Posted by mikshaw on June 05 2005,14:14I built a screen extension a few months ago. It needs some special work done before it will run as a normal user, so i haven't decided whether or not to submit to the repository.
There is also the possibility (if you are in x) to open a new xterm with the program as an argument:
rxvt -e program
Posted by Whachucallme on June 05 2005,16:57Was there a screen extention in older versions of DSL?
I saw BootCS a few days ago and that guy used a screen extention in his script on a remasterd DSL
Posted by mikshaw on June 06 2005,02:51I don't think screen has ever been in DSL, and as far as i know there hasn't been a screen extension. That guy probably added the program to his remaster.
Posted by Whachucallme on June 06 2005,16:31I just mailed Roland the creator of BootCS this was his reply
I've posted this in case anyone else wants to use the screen command
Posted by mikshaw on June 06 2005,20:50Just keep in mind that if you want to run it in console in DSL as a normal user, you'll have to first give ownership of /dev/tty1 to the user (or group). You don't need to do this to use it in an x term.
I think this is necessary because root logs into tty1 and then su's to dsl....that's just a guess, though.
Posted by Ruthje on Aug. 12 2005,14:25I have just installed screen with apt-get and made a .dsl and everything is working fine for the things I want to do with it. I use it for controlling mp3blaster with putty from a windows box. With screen i can shutdown putty and re-acces mp3blaster at any time at any place