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Old 05-20-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
prashant112358
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Starting multiple X servers


Hi all,


How can I start multiple X servers by logging into same user and using same desktop environment like KDE or GNOME.
Is this possible by editing .xauthority, .xinitrc etc files???
Pls, help urgently.

THANKS IN ADVANCE
 
Old 05-20-2009, 01:15 PM   #2
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Just run startx to run another server.

And please don't ask for urgent help again, it's not urgent for us.
 
Old 05-20-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
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press
CTRL_ALT_F1
login as user
type
Code:
startx -- :1
 
Old 05-21-2009, 12:23 AM   #4
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I know the thing about startx -- :1

but if one x server is running by one user............
and if you start new x server using the same user than the x server doesnt start and gives error.
 
Old 05-21-2009, 02:23 AM   #5
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It would help if you gave more info, error messages.....
I can start several instances of X as the same user, no problem, in debian.
However, I don't see the use of starting 2 instances as the same user.
 
  


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