VRS on Pi - start at boot and run in "back ground"?

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cy80rg
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VRS on Pi - start at boot and run in "back ground"?

Post by cy80rg » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:05 pm

Morning all,

Just installed VRS and WebAdmin - all running fine apart from Range Plots, which is another thread...

I login remotely (local network) to start VRS.
This runs, then "locks" my console window, with the only option to "Press Q to Quit".

Im looking to have VRS running 24/7, and also have access to the Pi, whilst keeping VRS running in the back ground, so:

1. How do I have VRS start at boot?
2. How can I have it running in the back ground, giving me console access at the same time?

Thanks :)

Martin
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Re: VRS on Pi - start at boot and run in "back ground"?

Post by Martin » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:03 pm

I asked this question some time ago and was introduced to the "screen" command. On the rare occasions that I have restarted the pi, I connect in with putty and then ...

screen mono VirtualRadar.exe -nogui

next...

ctrl-a crtl-d

and the process is left disconnected. You can log out and walk away.

If you want to reconnect to the session...

screen -r

Simple but effective.

cy80rg
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Re: VRS on Pi - start at boot and run in "back ground"?

Post by cy80rg » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:36 pm

Good man, thanks @Martin :)

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