Re: running another X from within X
On Tuesday 16 January 2001 17:33, David B. Harris wrote:
> To quote Brian Stults <email@example.com>,
> # Is it possible from within X to start another session of X on a
> # console? I know I can just Ctrl-Alt-F2, login, and then startx. Then
> # could toggle between Ctrl-Alt-F7 and Ctrl-Alt-F8. However, I would
> # to accomplish the same thing without dropping down to a console. When
> # try to do this from an xterm, I get a message about not being
> # to run the X server. Root, however, can do it. Any suggestions?
> The first X session's display is :0 . You have to tell 'startx' to start
> a new X session, on a display other that :0. For instance,
> startx -- :1
> Would start a second X session, accessible by CTRL+ALT+F8. You can also
> embed an X session in a window; 'man Xnest' for more info.
> David Barclay Harris, Clan Barclay
> Aut agere, aut mori. (Either action, or death.)
I believe that he is having the same probs that I have. Normal user can't
startx, but root can. Is there a group they need to be a part of?