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#1 2012-11-25 19:19:08

Registered: 2012-11-24
Posts: 26

How to split screen without Xorg?


I want to have 2 Terminals open without Xorg or a graphical interface as I am doing this to troubleshoot X (I cannot start it and I need to remove some drivers that are installed). To remove these drivers, I find it to be a good idea to open the list of drivers installed in one terminal, and removing the drivers in another. I could just put the less process in the background and pacman in the foreground, but I do not want to constantly switch. Is there a way I can do this? (Googling it did not work.)

[SOLVED]Tmux kinda worked, but not really. It did get the job done though.

Last edited by alevinearch (2012-11-25 20:32:42)

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#2 2012-11-25 19:21:42

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Re: How to split screen without Xorg?


#3 2012-11-25 19:24:13

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Re: How to split screen without Xorg?

GNU Screen will do it nicely
I think tmux will as well (I am still learning tmux)

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Last edited by ewaller (2012-11-25 19:24:55)

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#4 2012-11-25 20:04:11

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Re: How to split screen without Xorg?

Also dvtm.

But of the three I definitely prefer tmux.

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#5 2012-11-26 12:40:15

Registered: 2009-05-06
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Re: How to split screen without Xorg?

alevinearch wrote:

[SOLVED]Tmux kinda worked, but not really. It did get the job done though.

If you're happy with the solution, please mark the thread as solved
If you have questions regarding tmux (to make it really work), you can ask here or open another thread.


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