Glad it worked. I should have remembered that whenever you start any process from a terminal, that process stops when you close the terminal. Sorry about that. Make sure you do what InTheWoods wrote about unchecking that box for saving sessions the next time you log out. I think it's unchecked by default in 5.9.
Anyway, I'm glad you like VL. I love this distro, it's perfect for me. I'm just another user, but a lot of people (users, developers, packagers ...) have helped me in these forums. It's one of the things that makes Vector so fantastic.