Re: [Rd] X11() dies in remote background

From: Benilton Carvalho <bcarvalh_at_jhsph.edu>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 12:33:07 -0400

Won't

ServerAliveInterval 60

in /etc/ssh_config do the job of keeping your connection alive?

And wouldn't it be more appropriate if bitmap() was used instead?

b

On Jul 21, 2007, at 12:23 PM, Vincent Carey 525-2265 wrote:

>
>> Vincent Carey 525-2265 <stvjc_at_channing.harvard.edu> writes:
>>
>>> this is not a problem with R but a request for related advice.
>>>
>>> i am trying to run a lengthy batch job from my home.
>>>
>>> the OS is ...
>>> Linux jedi.bwh.harvard.edu 2.4.22-openmosix1smp #1 SMP Fri Sep 5
>>> 01:05:37 CEST
>>> 2003 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
>>>
>>> i start the job and put it in the background. while i am
>>> connected, all is
>>> well. eventually my ISP shuts down the connection if i do not do
>>> any
>>> input.
>>
>> One thing you might try is using screen. The screen program lets you
>> multiplex terminals in a single window, but the feature you want here
>> is that it allows you to detach and reattach to a session. So you
>> could start a screen session at work or home, start something
>> running,
>> detach, and then come back later and attach to see how things are
>> going.
>>
>> However, screen may further complicate your desire to use X11(), but
>> perhaps with Xvfb run from the screen session things will work. Do
>> all of the graphics devices require access to X11()? I thought you
>> could use pdf() for example, without X11() but I'm not certain.
>
> it looks like pdf() would work. but ... qcBeadLevel runs png() ...
> and the ultimate desire seems to be to have images that will load
> nicely in a browser in html. admittedly i could hack qcBeadLevel
> to run pdf and then imagemagick the results into png.
>
> so far it looks like Xvfb will do the trick if i can authenticate
> properly. and so far, that is out of my hands.
>
> it seems i can get the ISP to refrain from timing me out if i
> print to screen from the process with some frequency. but i don't
> know if
> that will work indefinitely
>
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