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Old 07-01-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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Running Text (Linux Console) Mode in Terminal?


Hello Folks

There's a way to run the Linux console, the text mode that runs in background in some console/ terminal? Just for viewing?

Cheers

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:02 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what you mean, could you clarify?
In most distros you can use Ctrl+Alt+F2-6 to get to a terminal. Is this what you mean?
 
Old 07-02-2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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OK

I use Slackware, when I shutdown and the graphics close, remains the text mode, and the last commands that I did, and the responses... I thought if could be possible the text mode running inside a terminal while the graphics running. Does it possible?
 
Old 07-02-2012, 01:56 AM   #4
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You can certainly open up a terminal session (lots in fact) from within a GUI session. Have a search through your menus.
 
Old 07-02-2012, 02:07 AM   #5
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Hi,

ok, so I think I understand what you are asking... if so you be able to do this by running ttysnoop for tty1 in an xterm (or any other X11 terminal emulator).

HTH,

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Old 07-02-2012, 02:18 AM   #6
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Hi,

ok, so I think I understand what you are asking... if so you be able to do this by running ttysnoop for tty1 in an xterm (or any other X11 terminal emulator).

HTH,

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Interesting ... How could be these commands lines that you say?
 
Old 07-02-2012, 02:26 AM   #7
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Hi,

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How could be these commands lines that you say?
Sorry, I don't understand. Could you rephrase the question?

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:23 PM   #8
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Hi,


Sorry, I don't understand. Could you rephrase the question?

Evo2.

Sorry again, it's a shame when a guy (me) is so newbie that cannot elaborate a question! Heheh

Imagine that I can run my slackware in text mode, ok it's easy I just need don't load the X, in my case XFCE.
Now imagine that I could run the XFCE and in the terminal/console view what's happening in the slack text mode layer, while I run the X.

For example, I click the Chromium Broswer button,to open it, and when look to the terminal there's a line " /sbin/chromium'.

It's possible?

Thanks
 
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Hi,

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For example, I click the Chromium Broswer button,to open it, and when look to the terminal there's a line " /sbin/chromium'.

It's possible?
The system is not set up to automatically log that type of information. It is probably possible to do, but I don't know how.

The closest thing I can think of that will do something similar to what you want is probably "xconsole", or alternatively you can "tail -f" one or more of the log files in /var/log/

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You could try something like
Code:
tail -f /dev/console
but as above, its not a normal thing to want to do.
I'd google around; conceptually you want to do what I just said, but the cmd(s) may differ.
 
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #11
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Yes now I'll read the man for tail....

Reading in a old book (2002) I read about the ps command, so my imagination was like the command:
Code:
# ps awwwwux
But updating itself, 'cause this ps command is static.

A command that I found that isn't static is the:
Code:
# top
Have a lot of options and interactive commands, that could be near what I looking for.

The best could be a mixture from these two commands or a ps command refreshing as the text mode.
 
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Well, this would be more up to date http://linux.die.net/man/
 
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:28 AM   #13
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Talking

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Well, this would be more up to date http://linux.die.net/man/
Really the top command is the nearest with that I imagined.
I read the man pages and did a set that begins to became what I said.

Here my settings, first backup the file: /.prc

Code:
# nano /root/.toprc
Then:


Code:
RCfile for "top with windows"           # shameless braggin'
Id:a, Mode_altscr=1, Mode_irixps=1, Delay_time=1.000, Curwin=0
Def     fieldscur=XljgzaedhioqtwKnmfprsuvybc
        winflags=31673, sortindx=10, maxtasks=0
        summclr=1, msgsclr=1, headclr=3, taskclr=1
Job     fieldscur=XAcefgjlrstuvyzmknhiwopqdb
        winflags=63929, sortindx=0, maxtasks=0
        summclr=6, msgsclr=1, headclr=3, taskclr=1
Mem     fieldscur=ANOPQRSTUVbcdefgjlmyzWHIKX
        winflags=64376, sortindx=13, maxtasks=0
        summclr=1, msgsclr=1, headclr=3, taskclr=1
Usr     fieldscur=AbdEcGFHIjloPqrstUvyzMKNWX
        winflags=64376, sortindx=12, maxtasks=0
        summclr=1, msgsclr=1, headclr=3, taskclr=1

The screenshot in attachament!

Thank's a LOT!

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Old 07-03-2012, 11:13 AM   #14
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Linux Top Man Page:


Quote:
6a. Kernel Magic

For these stupid tricks, top needs full-screen mode.
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The user interface, through prompts and help, intentionally implies that the delay interval is limited to tenths of a second. However, you're free to set any desired delay. If you want to see Linux at his scheduling best, try a delay of .09 seconds or less.

For this experiment, under x-windows open an xterm and maximize it. Then do the following: . provide a scheduling boost and tiny delay via: nice -n -10 top -d.09 . keep sorted column highlighting Off to minimize path length . turn On reverse row highlighting for emphasis . try various sort columns (TIME/MEM work well), and normal or reverse sorts to bring the most active processes into view
What you'll see is a very busy Linux doing what he's always done for you, but there was no program available to illustrate this.
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Was no program but you guys help me a lot! And it is the nearest that can be made, so I'll consider this thread solved. And post any setting that make it better aiming what I imagined!

Thank you All!

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