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When using virtual consoles, is it possible to have two different virtual consoles open at the same time and sharing the screen space and being able to use either ?

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Does this mean the PC/server must be in text-only mode, and you don't just want a multi-tab/session terminal capability? –  david6 Feb 10 '13 at 5:18
    
@david6 Yes, you could say that. –  AsheeshR Feb 10 '13 at 5:22

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You'd need a tool that allows screen splitting like tmux to do that.Tmux is available on the repositories, and as per the manpage you can use % to split the screen vertically and " to split it horizontally

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Install via the software center

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Does it run in a virtual console ? Documentation seems to suggest otherwise. –  AsheeshR Feb 10 '13 at 5:49
    
As I understand it, each pane in effect is a virtual console. I know of people who use this over ssh, or on a cli only install, but yes, I do believe it should work –  Journeyman Geek Feb 10 '13 at 5:58
    
I will try it later today. –  AsheeshR Feb 10 '13 at 5:59
    
Its what I was looking for! Do you know any resource to learn the commands ? The man pages have too much information. How is Byobu ? Its also a multiplexerand seems to have more downloads from the Ubuntu Software center. –  AsheeshR Feb 11 '13 at 1:59
    
The man page really is the resource to use eventually wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Tmux is a good start as would this blog.hawkhost.com/2010/06/28/tmux-the-terminal-multiplexer –  Journeyman Geek Feb 11 '13 at 3:03

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