[svlug] X Sessions

Scott DuBois sdubois at linux.com
Fri Nov 14 07:10:02 PST 2014

On 11/14/2014 12:41 AM, Erik Steffl wrote:
>   ok, what happens if you try this:
>   - start the X :1
>   - go to vt7 (your original X display)
>   - open a terminal window (xterm, gnome terminal, konsole, aterm etc.,
> any will do)
>   - in the terminal window run: xterm -display :1
>   - switch to vt8 (new X server)
>   do you see xterm window there? Plain terminal window where you can
> type and execute commands etc. The window would not have any title or
> borders so you cannot move or resize it (you are not running window
> manager, just plain X)


xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: 1

Note: Switching to NVidia driver jacked up the font size on TTY1 to over
100pt (or similar). It was 10pt on the Nouveau driver; switching back.

Scott DuBois BSIT
President EBLUG
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