Subject: Re: more than one X session via virtual consoles?
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List: port-i386
Date: 11/19/2001 14:40:38
Frederick Bruckman writes:
 > I would do that too, for the computer I share with my kids, except the
 > virtual consoles aren't supported for the Voodoo 3. I was running two
 > Xservers at different resolutions for a while, though (on a different
 > computer), and it mostly worked fine. The only problem I recall is,
 > the Xserver needs to have it's virtual console in the foreground to
 > finish initializing, so simple adding a line to "Xservers" for "xdm"
 > didn't quite work, as they both tried to start at nearly the same
 > time, so I ended up having to start them with a script and also
 > switching to the second server manually at boot time.

You can also start extra X servers via /etc/ttys and get the main xdm
to manage them.

Rex McMaster