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Re: Multitasking, through Multiple Text Windows





Here's more information:

I gave myself a "text-only" system, via the command:  "systemctl set-default multi-user.target"

Using two Virtual Text consoles:  /dev/tty3 (alt-f3), and /dev/tty4 (alt-f4).

alt-f3 does the command I wish to continue running ("play", but could be compiling a Linux Kernel).  alt-f4 gathers information.

Music plays fine, when in alt-f3, but stops in alt-f4.  

So, I do "ps axu" in alt-f4, to see what happens to the "play" command.  "Status= "S1+"!

People say that you don't need a Graphical Environment with a Server.  But what if you want to Multitask?

****   Test part 2:  on Devuan Ascii.

First, install it!  (I don't count my Virtualbox version, because it doesn't do justice to my Virtual Console tests)

Now, under Devuan, Music keeps running when I switch Console to alt-f4.

Now, if I do "ps axu" in alt-f4, I see "Status = SL+"   

So what is the difference between S1+ and SL+?  

Thanks for the kind help, so far.  

Kenneth Parker