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Old 12-30-2007, 01:41 AM   #1
samkraju
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How to run multiple X servers.


Hi,

In the earlier verisons of RedHat Linux, there was an option to run multiple X servers at a time and access them using ctrl+alt+F7...F12 keys. Is the same option available in newer versions of RedHat Linux. I didn't found it yet.

I know that we can start the X Server manually by using the command startx -- :1 , but this is not what I am looking for. I want my system to run 2 X servers by default on bootup.

Thanks,
Sam
 
Old 12-30-2007, 12:07 PM   #2
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Give this a try. Edit /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers
Change this line from this.
:0 local /usr/bin/X

To this.

:0 local /usr/bin/X :0 vt7
:1 local /usr/bin/X :1 vt8

Drop to runlevel 3 with the command ' init 3 ' and back to runlevel 5 ' init 5 '
Found the above from here http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...Single_Monitor from a quick google search. Many more searches found as well.

Lets us know how it worked.

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