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by sgarnett
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: bash killing children on exit
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: bash killing children on exit

This works, but it's clunky. Surely there's a better way:

term.bash>foo &
term.bash>disown foo
[close terminal, leaving foo running]
by sgarnett
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: bash killing children on exit
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: bash killing children on exit

I'm not sure what you mean by "last one opened/closed". In the scenario below, is that term1? term1.bash> gnome-terminal & /* launching term2 */ term1.bash> gnome-terminal & /* launching term3 */ term1.bash> gnome-terminal & /* launching term4 */ term1.bash> foo & /* launch...
by sgarnett
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: bash killing children on exit
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: bash killing children on exit

Sorry, I mis-spoke. The Red Hat Enterprise system is using csh as the default shell, not bash. This works on Mint 8: bash_prompt>csh csh_prompt>foo & [close the terminal window, leaving foo running The basic question is still the same. Other than just dropping back to csh, is there a way to make...
by sgarnett
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 323
Views: 261647

Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!

I don't know the details of NTFS, but under the FAT32 (and older) Windows file system, the reason for defragging has nothing to do with recovering space. Yes, hard drive space was allocated in clusters of several sectors. If the file size was not evenly divisible by the cluster size, space would be ...
by sgarnett
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: bash killing children on exit
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

bash killing children on exit

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux (various versions), I can launch child processes from bash with prompt>launch_some_X_app & and the launched app will keep running when I close the original terminal (until I log out from the session). On Linux Mint 8, bash kills all it's children on exit whether they ...
by sgarnett
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 66214

Re: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread

I find it astounding that using synaptic and the mint* front-ends for apt behind a proxy is STILL a pain. This is a very old and very annoying problem. From a user point of view, it seems incredibly obvious that setting the "system wide" automatic proxy should set the automatic proxy "...
by sgarnett
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 66214

Re: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread

The pulsating splash logo looks horrible on my Dell 1905FP flat-panel display. The Ubuntu Karmic version looks OK (functionally, if not aesthetically), and the white parts of the Mint logo are OK too. However, the pulsating green fill area is streaked and flickers badly. The boundaries of the streak...

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