Subject: multiple X servers under pcvt?
To: John Kohl <>
From: Matthieu Herrb <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/26/1994 10:49:03
You wrote (in your message from Sat 23)
 > I've tried running two X servers on separate virtual consoles under
 > pcvt, to do some debugging.  However, when I do so, I end up with a
 > keyboard in the wrong mode when I switch between X servers (I don't
 > recall exactly when the keyboard mode gets lost, but it's real easy to
 > do).
 > Has anybody else run into this, and what did you do to fix it?
 > XFree86-2.1.1 on SVGA server, if it matters.

I has this problem once, when I started X on the wrong virtual console
(Eg on ttyv3 I started xinit -- /usr/X386/bin/XF86_S3 vt01)
           ^                                             ^
           +------------ mismatch -----------------------+

I normally don't use pcvt. I just run it sometimes to test that it
still works with the XFree86 version under developpement.