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Old 05-14-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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can't create multiple X sessions on fedora 18

I'm trying to create a second X session by booting in runlevel 3, then logging in on tty1 and running
I get an X session on tty1 which I find weird, but whatever I guess it worked.

Then I log in on tty2
startx -- :6
I'm expecting an X session on tty 7, but instead it seems like it tries to open one on tty2, freaks out for about 5 minutes, then says
xinit: unable to connect to X server: connection refused
has anybody else run into this?
Old 05-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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look at the logs, probably X crashes on initialization
Old 05-26-2013, 11:58 PM   #3
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I just opened tty3, logged in, and ran a simple startx (no arguments) and got a new session running on that tty.

Look at the startx script: it has been somewhat "simplified" from the older one. (Whoever edited it seems to have left blank lines where things were removed.)
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Freenx in combination with Remmina can do that.
It can access VNC sessions in a shadowed manner, but also start a new Gnome session (even for the same user).
A new Gnome session (or KDE or whatever) runs very fast, way faster than VNC and it is almost convenient enough to watch a full screen high resolution movie without lag.


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