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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby dedanna1029 » 13 Nov 2015, 06:13

Question, is there a way to auto-start Byobu with Guake? I'm not finding a command option in Preferences for Guake?

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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby viking60 » 13 Nov 2015, 12:26

Yes there is.
I used it in Quake but I don't use it anymore (I use xfce terminal as dropdown) so I cannot remember how - must check....
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Found it..Just read this thread again :-D
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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby dedanna1029 » 13 Nov 2015, 14:47

Must be missing it - read it for quiite a while last night but I'll go through again. *sigh

I found how to start byobu in terminal in general, but not how to auto-start it in Guake. Found auto-start for other dropdowns though.
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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby viking60 » 13 Nov 2015, 15:00

Aha OK I'll dive into it. As you know I use Tmux instead of Byobu
Actually byobu seems to work together with tmux... when I type byobu in my quake it fires up my Tmux.
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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby dedanna1029 » 13 Nov 2015, 15:04

Yeah. byobu isn't the one that give tabs. It's the one that gives that info at the bottom of the tab.

There is no "command and title" tab in Guake btw.
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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby dedanna1029 » 13 Nov 2015, 15:12

I think I may have just found it. I saw something earlier in the thread that I wasn't seeing on my end. In rvause's pic, there was an F9 key "something" in his byobu. I didn't have that on my end but tried it.
When you have byobu running and hit f9, it brings up a dialog for byobu. There is an option in there to have it start at login. I've chosen it but haven't logged in/out to see if that does it or not.

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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby viking60 » 13 Nov 2015, 15:14

Yes when I installed it it found Tmux and set it as bakend in /etc/byobu/backend

So that is why my Tmux turned up :-D
It seems like the Tmux backend overrides Byobu so I cannot test much here. :(

In any case there is a "start script on guake start" function in the guake settings. You could put byobu there.
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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby dedanna1029 » 13 Nov 2015, 18:54

I think I will try that, thanks.
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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby dedanna1029 » 14 Nov 2015, 01:14

I'm not finding that in Preferences.

However, for you, I did find in ~/.byobu both a .screenrc and a .tmux.conf file you can play with. :)
There's also a bunch of .tmux files in there to play with.
When I installed Guake it installed tmux as a dependency.
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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby viking60 » 14 Nov 2015, 02:46

Tmux will do just fine without byobu so I see no reason to use it.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2668&p=16906#p15751
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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby dedanna1029 » 14 Nov 2015, 18:38

They do two different things though?

Tmux gives you split panes.

byobu gives you the system info at the bottom of the terminal.

Without byobu:

Image

With byobu:

Image

Or do you prefer to get that info from processes such as iftop, atop, etc.?
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Re: Drop down terminals (Konsoles)

Postby viking60 » 15 Nov 2015, 16:29

As you can see in the video of the link provided above. there is a green panel with info in Tmux too.
But the info is somewhat different.
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