[RndTbl] startx

Dan Keizer ve4drk at mts.net
Thu Sep 12 22:35:25 CDT 2002

Mel ... look into specifying to start another x server such as:

startx -- :1 vt04 &

which will start on vt04 ... you can press CTRL-ALT-F4 to get to that vt

I only leave 2 tty's and my X session open on vt03, so on my system, 04 
is next.  You can even play around with other window managers this way 
as well ...


Mel Seder wrote:
> The September 2002 Linux Journal (page 26)  showed how to tar -xzvf ...
> su make install a new Window Manager (IceWM).  The instructions end
> with "create a .xinitrc file containing the line exec icewm,  and then
> type startx".
> When I type startx I get the following
> ==============================================
> Fatal server error:
> Server is already active for display 0
>         If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
>         and start again.
> When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
> the full server output, not just the last messages.
> Please report problems to xfree86 at xfree86.org.
> xinit:  unexpected signal 2.
> =============================================
> I suspect I have to be in the NON GUI mode.  I'd like to be able to get
> to a NON GUI mode so I can start my x server.  I'll just be playing
> with the new Window Manager and have opened up a scratch account to do
> my playing in.  How do I get startx to fire up the x server?
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