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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 is a good start as would this – Journeyman Geek Feb 11 '13 at 3:03

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