Subject: Re: [Multiple X servers on i386 box?]
To: Santhosh Joseph <>
From: Arto Huusko <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 02/07/2002 15:11:55
Uh-oh... I don't have the slightest idea what I have tried to do
previously, but this time everything just worked. Incredible,
and sorry to have bothered anyone... (expensive brain cycles)

In any case, I now have just the normal "startx" script, plus another
tailored one which does none of the fancy stuff of "startx", but
just starts X server (:1) at vt6 and -queries the headless host.
Works exactly as it should...

Thanks a lot!

On 07-Hel-02, Santhosh wrote:

> Hi,
> If you are looking for the command, try :
> $startx -- :1
> You can ofcourse replace 1 with 2,3 etc.
> The command works on all *NIX which runs X
> Please indicate if this is what u were looking for ..
> Good luck
> Joseph
> Arto Huusko <> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> what I want to know is that is it possible to run more than one
> X server (4.1.0) on an i386 box running NetBSD 1.5.2? The servers
> would be running on different virtual terminals but would use
> the same graphics card (which is TNT2).
> I once tried this some while back but was unable to start the
> second server. I recall some linking problems when the server
> tried to load the "nv" driver. I think, however, that I did
> have the X configured properly in XF86Config...
> Why would I want this? Well, I have a headless computer, which
> once had a head and X running on it, so most of the stuff is
> installed there and I would like to access it using X from
> my desktop. The one server solution with XDM - well, I'm
> not comfortable with it (I have such thing configured and
> have tried it, but didn't like it). It would be nice to just
> jump to different virtual terminal to access the other
> computer.
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