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Old 02-26-2006, 09:01 PM   #1
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Cygwin X logout, keep programs running

Hello guys:

I'm using cygwin as a Windows Remote Desktop replacement to access muy RedHat box. It works fine, however, when I end the CygwinX on my XP box, the programs running on the RedHat stop working. I'd like them to keep working, for example, I log using X (on my win machine) start a server,logout and the service is still running, much as with Windows Remote Desktop. Is that possible? how can I do this? This is so that when I login again (from any other computer) the programs I was using are still there.... the rH box is always on!


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The problem is that when you disconnect ( hang up ), a NOHUP signal is sent to the shell and any subprograms. You can use the program "nohup" which is short for "No Hangup". I don't know how you would do that if you are talking about a graphical program, because the x-server sends the graphics to the :10.0 ssh tunnel instead of :0.0 as is normal. With nohup, you can redirect stdio output to a log file, but I don't know what would happen if you started a GUI program.

If you want to reconnect latter, look into the screen program.

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Old 02-27-2006, 01:12 AM   #3
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You should also look into VNC, which is like remote desktop and allows disconnection and reconnection of sessions.
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Originally Posted by spooon
You should also look into VNC, which is like remote desktop and allows disconnection and reconnection of sessions.
Ya RealVNC kicks butt
I've replaced Remote Desktop Connection on WindowzzzXP/Server boxes, simply because win RDC treats you as a 'remote connection' rather than a normal user. I've found problems with that associated when admining my HTPC box where in some instances, it fails to output to TV, and no monitor is hooked up etc. Or some apps don't run properly while connected remotely. VNC'ing into the machine lets me have full video options, rather than a limited bunch while running over RDC.

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