Re: Howto start X server on psuedo-tty or a FIFO
Dinesh Nadarajah <email@example.com> writes:
DN> Is it possible to start the X server (and hence all
DN> the apps that run under it) on a psuedo-tty or a FIFO
This doesn't make sense. What are you really trying to do?
DN> When X starts up, it run on tty1 or something like that.
Normally, the XFree86 server grabs a virtual console, since its
display needs to go *somewhere*. There's not really a way to get
around this, nor should there be.
DN> I would like to run on a psuedo-tty or a FIFO so that it can
DN> receive all input from them.
Normally, the X server gets input from a keyboard, and a mouse, and
whatever X clients connect to this. There's no way to funnel all of
this over a single FIFO. So...?
 The Xvfb server has no display at all, so it doesn't need a tty.
The Xnest server displays to a window; it's both an X client and
an X server.
David Maze firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.mit.edu/~dmaze/
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