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Re: startx as user

On Mon, Feb 10, 2003 at 10:38:18AM +1100, Russell wrote:
> Matt Price wrote:
> >Im having some trouble with kde, but still depend on my sup as a daily
> >work environment.  So I'd like to be able to ru kde on one display
> >(:0) and afterstep on a second (1).  
> >
> >I tried this:
> >
> >startx /usr/bin/afterstep -- :1
> >and got the message "can't open .Xauthority"
> >so I tried writing a tiny script:
> Won't this run two instances of X servers? You'll get problems
> trying to share one keyboard and mouse. .Xauthority is probably
> locked by the first X server.

I'm fairly sure you won't have problems, since X is designed to support
multiple servers on the same system.  They'll of course take turns
getting input focus, depending on which one is active.

Rob Weir <rweir@ertius.org>				http://ertius.org/

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