View Full Version : [other] Second Xorg Session

October 8th, 2008, 05:41 AM
Okay what I want to do is be able to do is to start two different x sessions at one time and to be able to switch between the two with alt-ctrl-F7 and alt-ctrl-F8.

Things that may or may not be a problem:

First is the nvidia drivers I am running. I am not using a graphic login manager and I would like to keep it that way. I am using gnome.

October 8th, 2008, 06:30 AM
I assume you are using startx.

startx -- :0 >& /dev/null &
startx -- :1 >& /dev/null &

In my experience, nVidia drivers handle multiple X servers well.

October 8th, 2008, 07:09 AM
This works. Thank-you so much