[CentOS] Gnu Screen - terminal issues

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 22:50:54 UTC 2011

On 3/3/2011 4:36 PM, Dr. Ed Morbius wrote:
>>>> Instead of running screen, can you run a desktop session under
>>>> freenx on a server
>>> No xlibs on our servers.
>> You need _a_ machine somewhere that can host a freenx session.  It
>> doesn't need to be the target of the ssh connections, just something
>> that will mostly stay powered up if you want the session to stay active
>> all the time.  A development box or even a VM session that would work -
>> or a desktop machine if it stays on all the time.  It doesn't even have
>> to run X on its own console.
> Frankly, given the alternative ease of automatically redefining $TERM,
> that strikes me as a slightly overengineered solution.
> Not that I'm intrinsically opposed to overengineering.

Don't knock it until you've tried it.  A full GUI desktop, even mostly 
hosting a bunch of terminal windows is a lot more comfortable place to 
work than a screen session, and mousable cut/paste that works even with 
the local OS running the NX client is extremely handy (how many times do 
you do the same command on several machines?).  I almost never log in 
directly at a linux console anymore and if I need to do something from 
home or remotely, I just pick the session that was my last desktop at work.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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