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How do I stop ssh-agent from forgetting my password after I login to the screen session from SSH?

I have a screen session open in an lxterminal window. If I SSH somewhere, the first time it happens, an ssh-agent window opens and asks me for my private key passphrase, and after that ssh goes right ...
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1answer
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How to connect to a vim server running in a re-attached screen session?

I normally ssh -X to a remote Linux box, launch GNU screen and run vim in server mode inside screen. After detaching and re-attaching to the screen session, I cannot send files to the vim server ...
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1answer
144 views

gnu screen losing DISPLAY connection

I ssh tunnel into a remote desktop running Ubuntu via a terminal - and use gnu screen to do my work there. I have enabled X11 forwarding in my ssh config for the use of X11 applications launched from ...
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1answer
713 views

Running into errors reattaching to a GNU screen session that tunnels X over SHH

After tunneling X over an SSH connection using screen on the remote, how can I reattach the screen session from another machine and tunnel X to that other machine? I either get "cannot open display" ...
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4answers
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Use gnu-screen and X instead of desktop environment?

I have a HTPC with Debian currently installed on. I would like to run applications which got a gui but without using a desktop environment such as gnome, kde etc. I was wondering if running X would ...
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4answers
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X equivalent of 'screen' utility

Under unix/linux, there is this extremely useful program screen: it's for bash, text-only, and I can detach a session, log out (the session is still running though), log in later (even from a ...
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1answer
149 views

recovering from X crash effects on `vim` instances running under `screen`

I've been using screen a lot. One of my motivations is the promise that my editing sessions (e.g. a vim instance) will survive an X crash. Although the screen session does indeed outlast X, I'm ...
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Updating screen session environment variables to reflect new graphical login?

I use linux, and I like to do all my command-line work within a single screen session, so that I can restart my graphical login and such without losing my terminals. However, when I log out and back ...
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Xserver that I can reconnect to

I'm looking for something like screen but for X? I imagine situation when I do something like "X --reconnect remote_server:11", and I am reconnected to pre-existing X session, with all programs that ...
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1answer
740 views

ssh from within GNU screen does not work properly

I try to start a screen session and connect to three different machines with the same user. Here is what I have in my .screenrc screen -t "machine1" 0 ssh user@machine1 screen -t "machine2" 1 ssh ...