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Old 04-29-2004, 09:47 PM   #1
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start an app without virtual terminal


well, i'm using slackware 9.1 and if i want to start an app in a gui (e.g. xmms) and it's not in the spiffy application menu bar thing, i've found i can start it with a "virtual terminal." but what if I want to close that terminal? the app closes too, and the terminal is useless untill i close the app. there must be a way to start an app without a terminal window or not lock the two together. i've been using various gui's like gnome blackbox and kde.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 12:00 AM   #2
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try "xmms &"
 
Old 05-01-2004, 05:14 PM   #3
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well thanks mikshaw. that's better than I had, because when I do that I can still use the terminal for other things, BUT xmms will still close when I close the terminal. any other ideas? I looked in the bash help but couldn't quite decipher anything.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 10:55 PM   #4
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well thanks mikshaw. that's better than I had, because when I do that I can still use the terminal for other things, BUT xmms will still close when I close the terminal. any other ideas? I looked in the bash help but couldn't quite decipher anything.
'xmms &' will start the process in the background. when i close my terminal xmms doesnt close.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 11:32 AM   #5
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odd, I'll try it again, but in blackbox I'm sure that's what happened
 
Old 05-03-2004, 11:55 AM   #6
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When I close the virtual terminal background processes I started from that terminal are killed too. Maybe it depends on the terminal...

I know in gnome you can ad an icon to the taskbar (right click...) and fill in the command to start the application. In fluxbox you can easily change the menu by editing a file called fluxbox-menu (I think it was), you have to copy the system-wide config file to your personal .fluxbox directory in your home directory. Blackbox isn't very differrent from fluxbox I think...

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