I've been using tmux for a number of years, earlier today I thought I'd try byobu - to see what it's like. But now I can't get back to tmux. When I run tmux I end up back in boyobu. Does anyone know what's going on?

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    By removing Byobu?
    – OrangeTux
    Jan 18, 2014 at 14:42

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You need to kill the original tmux server, that was started by the byobu process.

You can do this using:

tmux kill-server

Full disclosure: I am the author and maintainer of byobu.

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