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Old 01-07-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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using screen as a window manager


how do i use screen as a window manager when you start on?
 
Old 01-07-2004, 07:57 PM   #2
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Do you mean this: screen - screen manager with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation? If so, then it isn't a Window Manager. It allows you to have multiple terminals open when you've physically only got one open. Useful is you need a number of terms open over a single ssh connection. Or am I barking up the wrong tree?
 
Old 01-07-2004, 08:09 PM   #3
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yes, but read this article http://freshmeat.net/articles/view/581/
 
Old 01-07-2004, 08:23 PM   #4
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Ok, I see... but you still can't run screen as a window manager. It doesn't do windows, it just does text. If you want screen to start immediately after you login (to a text console) then you should put it in your .profile or more likely your .bash_profile.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 08:32 PM   #5
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this is probably going to be very annoying to ask but, what would the code be to do that, isn't it something like
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export screen=$path
or something?, and where in the .bashrc profile would i put it, thank you
 
Old 01-08-2004, 04:48 AM   #6
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You should just add the command as you would type it on the command-line... for example, I have a sound played when I login to a text prompt because I added
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play /usr/share/sounds/soundfile.wav
to my .bash_profile. The difference between the two files is that the .bash_profile is run when you initially login whereas .bashrc is run every time a new term is opened. If you want screen to run on your console but not in every xterm window you open, then put it into .bash_profile as above.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 06:02 AM   #7
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The window manager used in that article is ratpoison.

Håkan
 
Old 01-08-2004, 01:57 PM   #8
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oh

thanks a lot! i'll go download it
 
Old 01-08-2004, 02:08 PM   #9
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maybe it doesn't belong here....but there is also a 'window manager' for the console...
http://sourceforge.net/projects/twin/
check it out ^^
 
  


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