Re: xdm -- Second X Session
[ Resent because I hada run-in with the new spam filter. ]
> Can someone clue me in or point me in the right direction on have xdm
> start up a second X session on startup. I did manage to change
> no-start-xdm to start-xdm in /etc/X11/config, and that change now causes
> xdm to manage one session nicely.
> So far, I've only been able to manually get a second X session going for
> root (doesn't seem to work for a normal user :( ) by using the following
> command line: "startx -- /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_Mach64 :1"
Edit /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers. Here's mine:
:1 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt8 -bpp 16 :1.0
:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt7
This starts up 2 xdms, one at 16bpp and the other at 256 colors. The vt7
and vt8 are important -- without them, the 2 xdm's fight with each other
when they are starting up and do weird things to my video card.
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