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September 24, 2010

12minutes: Chromium OS Internals: How to start X application = Using aterm to copy outputs directly to blog ?

Filed under: 12minutes, best_practices, ChromeOS — Tags: , — natiku @ 8:01 pm

12 Minutes: Chromium OS Devel version of image have installed useful tools like aterm which is running under X ,
so we can copy commands and their outputs directly to Blog opened in Chrome Browser.

Get to shell first

Ctrl-Alt-t
shell

You now have text terminal with X session

echo $DISPLAY
   :0.0
xdriinfo
   screen 0: i915
xdpyinfo | grep visual: | wc -l
  57

Start aterm in background with scroll back buffer 99000 lines and exit shell

 aterm -sl 99000 &
[1] 1796
disown %1
exit
exit

Now you can switch between Chrome and aterm – copy – paste stuff

Use Alt - Tab to switch windows
Select text in aterm with left click and mouse over
Paste in blog text filed with middle mouse button
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