I have a disowned X11 program, running under my user account. I started it during an SSH session that was disconnected due to a network problem.

I'd like to continue working with it, if possible. Can I un-disown it somehow? Perhaps change its server? It doesn't have a TTY attached.

  • When I logged in at the console, the process was still there. Once the network was working again, I logged out, then logged back in over SSH. And now it isn't there any more. So... that solves that conundrum, I suppose. I'd still be interested in any suggestions. – Tom Seddon Oct 26 '14 at 23:39
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    Not a direct solution, but in the future, you can use things like Nomachine NX to run X11 apps which can be detached & reattached on other sessions. – Patrick Oct 27 '14 at 12:05

You can use try using reptyr.

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    The question is about a program using X, not using a terminal. – Gilles Oct 27 '14 at 23:29

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