Allow a program to continue after logoff
There are several ways to make a program continue after logoff:
- use the GNU coreutil
- use the
disownBash/Zsh shell builtin
- use a terminal multiplexer, also allowing you to reattach to your detached session.
As xmove is dead, you probably want to use something else.
Secondary X server
With your favourite editor make a script with this content, use chmod to make it executable (
chmod a+x scriptname.sh).
#!/bin/sh if [ $# -eq 0 ] ; then # check to see if arguments are given (color depth) a=24 # default color depth else a=$1 # use given argument fi if [ $a -ne 8 -a $a -ne 16 -a $a -ne 24 ] ; then echo "Invalid color depth. Use 8, 16, or 24." exit 1 fi for display in 0 1 2 3 4 5 ; do if [ ! -f "/tmp/.X$display-lock" ] ; then exec startx -- :$display -depth $a -quiet exit 0 fi done echo "No displays available." exit 1
executing this little script will start a new X server. Then you can simply start your application and lock the server with
xlock -mode blank (you need the package for using .)
Do not start your application in the first X server. If it is not already started, start the first and start a second one. Use the second one for your applications.
This is important because some features, like AGP mode, works only on one X server and other users of the computer will be annoyed if those feature will be lacking because you started a X server for your own purposes. So just use the second, the first will be full featured for everyone who need.
Xpra allows you to start X programs and leave them running after disconnecting to reconnect again at a later time. It is possible to start X programs on a remote machine, connect to the machine over ssh, disconnect and reconnect again while the programs continue running.
X2Go supports suspending of sessions and reconnecting even from different client. While designed for remote access, it can be used even on localhost.