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Old 12-12-2005, 10:38 PM   #1
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Can't run multiple X servers

I tend to have multiple users logged in (usually one for me, and one for my parents) and I have it setup that I can use gdmflexiserver so my parents can login and have X Server running on display :1, while my account is running on display :0, but for some reason gdmflexiserver either refuses to start, or displays an error message about the XServer not being setup is my XF86-Config file:

# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"

Section "Module"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "freetype"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400]"
Driver "nvidia"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "DELL M1110"
HorizSync 30-107
VertRefresh 50-160
Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "NVIDIA Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400]"
Monitor "DELL M1110"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
I have noticed that a lot of programs are refusing to run at times (like right now, gedit, kedit, gdmflexiserver)...does anyone know why this is happening? (I haven't installed anything, or done anything to my configuration files in quite a while)
Old 12-12-2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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go to /etc/gdm and look at gdm.conf---towards the bottom is a section on servers. If one server is enabled, you'll see "Standard=0". If you add "Standard=1", you'll boot up with 2 servers---etc.

On Ubuntu 5.10 (Gnome 2.12), there's a menu command that does this---"login screen setup"
Old 12-12-2005, 11:46 PM   #3
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I changed the gdm.conf file, and restarted the X server, and still doesn't work....btw, it's not "Standard=0" it's "0=Standard" (..well, not now anyways)
Old 08-12-2006, 11:31 AM   #4
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push control alt f1 or f2 or any f1 through f6 key and type this command.

startx -- :1


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