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XWIN and multiple console terminals?
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puppypilgrim

Joined: 07 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun 2005, 01:37    Post subject:  XWIN and multiple console terminals?  

Is there a way to have XWIN and multiple instances of a text-console such as obtained by pressing ctrl-alt-F1 and ctrl-alt-F2 running concurrently?

I ask because the alias commands I set in /etc/profile only work under text-console mode and not under XWIN RXVT mode. Therefore, any further script programming I do (I am assuming here), will only run under text-console mode and not under the windows manager.

BTW, how many instances of console mode\logins does Puppy support after exiting FVWM95 by pressing ctrl-alt-backspace?

Thanks.
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Bruce B


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Location: The Peoples Republic of California

PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun 2005, 09:02    Post subject: Re: XWIN and multiple console terminals?  

puppypilgrim wrote:

I ask because the alias commands I set in /etc/profile only work under text-console mode and not under XWIN RXVT mode. Therefore, any further script programming I do (I am assuming here), will only run under text-console mode and not under the windows manager.


I'm using bash and /root/.bashrc for my aliases. v1.0.3 includes bash and I set it up to use bash by placing the following line in /etc/profile:
SHELL=/bin/bash

It has been working very well.

Bash is the default in X, but when you leave X you will have to start bash manually. You probably should exit bash before starting X but maybe (probably) it doesn't make any difference.

I recommend in your case to try the SHELL=

Credit to GuestToo for the SHELL= tip.

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BTW, how many instances of console mode\logins does Puppy support after exiting FVWM95 by pressing ctrl-alt-backspace?


I leave X differently with the menu. In my experience the aliases stayed, but if you type 'exit' with the primary shell it cleared the aliases that were set in /etc/profile.
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun 2005, 13:15    Post subject:  

Thanks for the info. Bruce B. I will try that tonight.
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun 2005, 13:16    Post subject:  

Thanks for the info. Bruce B. I will try that tonight.
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