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Old 05-12-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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Second X Server behaving (at least to me) strangely


I've recently installed RHEL 4.0 on an IBM T40. After I boot up, I open a gnome-termanal and type 'echo $DISPLAY' to which the system responds ':0.0' This seems reasonable. Then I start a new X server on '1.0' by issuing 'X :1.0 &' and a new X Session starts, so far so good. Then I return to the original server with Ctrl-Alt-F7 and start an xclock on '1.0' with 'xclock -display :1.0 &' I then entered Ctrl-Alt-F8 expecting to find my new display but it wasn't there. I discovered eventually that it was at 'Ctrl-Alt-F9' Does this make sense? What determines on which virtual terminals the server are started - I thought they were assigned sequentially starting with F7. If anyone could set me straight on this issue, I'd really appreciate it.

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export DISPLAY=:1.0
then the commands you type are executed in :1.0
Old 05-13-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for taking the time to reply. Actually, I know how to run a command on the new display the thing I don't understand is why 'CTRL-ALT-F9' gets me to the new display rather than 'CTRL-ALT-F8' which is what I would have expected.



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