Multiple xorg instances.
On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 16:32:32 -0800, Dan Serban wrote:
> I once ran multiple X server instances in the past, the details of how I
> got it running elude my memory. Though I do remember that I had to
> login whenever I went to the second virtual terminal (vt8).
> I don't want to do this, what I want to do is run a script which starts
> X on the next available VT, with a user other than root, and a different
> X configuration file.
This shouldn't be very hard to achieve:
# Get the next VT available
stt008:~# fgconsole --next-available
# Start a new X session if the above VT:
startx -- :1 vt8 # or "gksu startx -- :1 vt8"
# Use a different xorg.conf file or apply specific options for the new
Well, nothing of this is going to work out-of-the-box, of course, but it
could be a start point.
> In my case, I have three screens running as a single desktop, what I'd
> like to do is fire up quake via a command and fire it up on VT8 so that
> I may default to the center screen. My virtual desktop runs at
> 6144x1152, making it extra difficult and annoying to run a windowed
Maybe there is a simpler way to tell the game/application to be opened at
the desired location :-?
For example, some applications (like "gnome-terminal") can make use of "--
geometry" property and thus can be placed in concrete x,y coordinates on
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