I'm currently using bspwm as my window manager, it launches automatically thanks to my .zprofile & .xinitrc

How can i go back to the tty login without running bspc quit

I know that i can change to another tty using ctrl+shift+F {1,10}

But since i'm not using any display/login manager, i would like to use tty as my "block screen" so whenever i enter my user password all my windows still open.

  • You can't. Just use a screen locker (e.g. i3-lock).
    – Tom Yan
    Jul 15, 2022 at 9:46

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You may want to look at using tmux or screen.

I'm not sure if these satisfy your requirements exactly, but you can easily 'detach' them and they will continue running when you log out. When you log in again you simply 'attach' to the running session again and the previously started applications will still be there.

  • do you've any resource on this?
    – Carlos
    Jul 15, 2022 at 11:55

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