On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 6:23 PM, Helge Hafting<helge.haft...@hist.no> wrote: > I believe you can make a script that opens LyX with a terminal - but > a minimized terminal. One that disappear as soon as LyX is closed. > > If you need the information, just restore the minimized terminal.
Another possibility, run lyx as lyx 2>&1 | tee -a /tmp/lyx-$USER.log then if you need to see what lyx is thinking, run tail -f /tmp/lyx-$USER.log or if you need to know what lyx was thinking you can run something like gedit /tmp/lyx-$USER.log This may be better if you don't want to clutter your panel with windows you probably won't use (or if you may need to know what LyX was thinking a while back). The downside is that the log will grow and grow and won't be automatically cleared until Ubuntu cleans out /tmp on a restart. However, even a reconfigure only adds 15k to the log so it is unlikely to grow very large. -- John C. McCabe-Dansted