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Old 03-10-2010, 12:59 AM   #1
udaya31
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Smile Background applications continue to run after logout root.


Hello,


I want to have the applications continue to run even I logout the root.
For example,
I am downloading some applications and at that time I have to go out and I logout from gnome and I go outside for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes I came back and I login to root. Now I want my application continue downloading.

So how can I do this?
Please help me.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 01:27 AM   #2
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Why logout? Use screensaver.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 01:50 AM   #3
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Smile No screensaver

I can also use the screensaver. But screensaver doesn't set the password.

I want this for the security purpose so that no one can access my notebook. If anybody tries to access then I want my notebook to prompt the password.

So, how can I set this.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 01:53 AM   #4
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If it is an interactive terminal program you can use screen. If it is not an interactive program you can use nohup.
If it is a gui, don't log out, just lock your screen: for example "xscreensaver-command -lock".

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 03:57 AM   #5
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screen or tmux. You could also check nohup for something simpler.

The screensaver is another option, just configure it correctly.
 
  


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