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I was running several large processes at once, and my PC froze (I suspect due to heat, its a laptop, and the fan was at maximum for several minutes just prior to locking up). The mouse cursor moved, but clicks had no effect. I could still hear sound from one of the processes, but it was visually frozen. I hit ctrl-alt-f2 as a last ditch effort to get it to do something before a hard reboot, and it switched to tty2. So, I switched back to 1, logged in, and ran startx.
nexus@Lithium ~ $ who nexus tty1 2014-02-26 11:14 nexus tty7 2014-02-20 09:50 (:0) nexus pts/0 2014-02-26 10:21 (:0.0) nexus pts/2 2014-02-26 11:11 (:0) nexus pts/3 2014-02-26 11:23 (:1)
I figured out the pts sessions are where I had the terminal emulator open. I would like to reconnect to pts/0, and be able to view and use (save and close) the process it is running. Is this possible? Just want to open a new terminal somehow and get it to "take over" or "emulate" or "mirror" the original term. I can still hear the music in the background from the game in pts/0, and firefox is still running under that tty as well, so that I can't run a new firefox process.