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mashada
March 28th, 2009, 09:08 AM
Hi,

just wanted to know if possible to run x-GUI on two or more consoles (as the same user).
When i have gnome running, switch to a console and type: startx , it gives me an "fatal error" message, saying its "already in use on display 0".

Regards

stderr
March 28th, 2009, 09:28 AM
Hi mashada; welcome.

You'll want to set the display to one higher than 0 (the default).

Ctrl+Alt+F7 takes you to xserver display 0
Ctrl+Alt+F8 takes you to xserver display 1
etc

So, to start a second xserver you could use


startx -- :1

and to start a third,


startx -- :2
etc.

Although I haven't experienced brilliant stability with multiple xservers in ubuntu before, things may have improved by now.