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Old 02-11-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
Darlene
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Smile Lost Command Line Prompt After Starting Totem


At the Command Line Prompt I am able to start some Applications (such as openoffice.org or evolution) and the command line prompt re-appears after program is launched and I can continue working in that Terminal. However, other Applications, such as Totem or Blackboard will launch from the Terminal but the Prompt does not re-appear. Where Totem is concerned I get a message stating "sha module is deprecated use hashlib module instead". Where Blackboard is concerned the command line does not reappear. I have to use Ctrl + C to get the command line back but this closes the application as well! Or, I have to open a new Terminal. Any ideas as to why some applications will start from the command line and others do not? How do you get the prompt back (other than q or Ctrl + c) thanks to all and kindest regards ( I am using Ubuntu 9.04)
 
Old 02-11-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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You can make it run in the background when you launch the application by putting an ampersand at the end of the command, for instance.

$ Totem &
or
$ amsn &

Also, if you want to be able to close the terminal and keep the program running, use the nohup command.
For instance:
$ nohup totem &
 
Old 02-11-2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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You can start the program in the background
Code:
totem&
 
Old 02-11-2010, 04:42 PM   #4
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Thank you very much for your response! Your answers work perfectly.
Kindest regards.
 
  


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