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48 Responses

  1. Bruce W. Lowther says:

    Under: “Using Multiple Screen” you are missing text on the second way to view. Suspect it’s using split screen, but it’s a mystery.

  2. boris birch says:

    Since I started using lainux in 1998, I have ALWAYS logged in ROOT on tty1 and [ME] on tty3. That way, I can run a long admin task as ROOT and ctrl alt F3 to [ME]s X session to continue while ROOT works on his task.

    Also, if an unscrupulous Indian company takes over my session, claiming it has magical info from Microsoft regarding viruses, I can ctrl alt F1 to get ROOT to kill the browser hosting the Indian company’s process.

  3. Joel says:

    I’ve been trying to install screen for the past few hours without success.

    Any help guys. Using ubunto 16.4.3

    $ sudo apt-get install screen
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package screen
    • Ravi Saive says:

      Make sure you have enabled Ubuntu repositories:

      To enable all repositories (main, universe, restricted, multiverse), use the following commands:

      sudo add-apt-repository main
      sudo add-apt-repository universe
      sudo add-apt-repository restricted
      sudo add-apt-repository multiverse

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