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Old 03-27-2003, 10:03 PM   #1
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How long can you???


Stupid post but I am waiting on a couple of programs to compile and thought I would ask... How long can you stare at a terminal screen? I have been now for about 16 hours, oh and I have been for 16 hours each day for the last 3 days.

Ok so I am a rookie compared to some of you but hey its a try. Man I hate it when a upstream bandwidth provider goes bankrupt, that makes for alot of work for me. But hey at least I get to work in a place that encourages me to learn and work with linux servers.

So whats your record for working at a terminal screen, You are allow to include term in Xwindows as long as you were just using the terminal and not an gui stuff. Me personally I am using serveral terms on 4 different computers in a circle around me :-)
 
Old 03-27-2003, 10:14 PM   #2
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Stare at a terminal screen about 15 min a day. I usally stare at a gui 4 hours a day.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 06:27 AM   #3
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I have been now for about 16 hours, oh and I have been for 16 hours each day for the last 3 days.
Holy s***. What the hell are you compiling?
The longest time I have waited for a prog to compile was an hour of five for kde 3.1 . Didn't stair at the console the hole time though.

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Old 03-28-2003, 06:44 AM   #4
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About 36 hours when I did a system update with gentoo.Didn't stare at it all the time though - had a couple beers in between staring.I'll go to morocco now and stare at looms for a while for a change.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 07:03 AM   #5
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Cross compiling OpenOffice is 25 hours on a PIII. WHat fun!
 
Old 03-28-2003, 08:53 AM   #6
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No, No, I was not just compiling one program, that was what I was doing at the moment I was posting. I have been figureing out how to do qmail, vpopmail, vqadmin, with pop3d and imap all logging into a mysql database, and using squirrelmail as the imap webmail client.

I am happy to report that I got it all figured out last night and is all working, now I just have to wait for the dns to filter through the internet.

Ohh and on top of trying to get that stuff working, I have had to add over 50 websites to the server and set up logging for each and transfer the site from a windows server to the linux server, so needless to say its been some long days.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 08:59 AM   #7
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Oh, well seems like there are a few guys that really were compiling for that long. 25 hours, 36 hours. O my god!!
O well. Cheers that you figured it all out. Don't forget to take a break one in a while.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 09:51 AM   #8
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Well I am glad for this site make a good place to rest the mind while compiling something in the background and also saves me countless hours on the stupid stuff I just never seem to remember.

Now to virusscanning email and spamchecking and figuring out the best way to set up 200+ domains with squirrelmail
 
Old 03-29-2003, 04:39 AM   #9
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When I compie something (let's say KDE), I switch to another console and start doing something different. My machines are always compiling something, in fact...
 
Old 03-29-2003, 06:07 AM   #10
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You switch to another console? What a great idea!



Q*Bert
 
Old 03-29-2003, 06:51 AM   #11
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or read a book.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 07:28 AM   #12
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You switch to another console? What a great idea!



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There's a problem when there are no free consoles. It happens to me from time to time...
 
Old 03-29-2003, 08:39 AM   #13
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There's a problem when there are no free consoles. It happens to me from time to time...
Then you'd have to look at the scrolling gcc messages like the rest of us.

I like acid2000's suggestion of reading a book though. That's a good one. Taking a stroll outside might be another way.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 09:31 AM   #14
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My current favorate is to thump my head off the keyboard or monitor while trying to get whatever the problem of the day fixed on my 30th xterm, as I said above I usually have several xterms going on 4 different computers into one of my servers.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 01:35 PM   #15
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There's a problem when there are no free consoles. It happens to me from time to time...
man screen

there's no such thing as a lack of free consoles.
 
  


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