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Re: [vox-tech] modifying gdm to enable multiple logins
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Re: [vox-tech] modifying gdm to enable multiple logins

On Saturday 27 November 2004 07:06, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 12:48:09AM -0800, Trevor M. Lango 
(tmlango@member.aiche.org) wrote:
> > I use gdm to login to kde.
> >
> > I modified '/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf' so that gdm starts up on vt7 and vt8.
> > My default session is 'KDE'.  I can login fine on vt7 but on vt8 I get an
> > 'xsession-errors' that complains about not being able to use display
> > '0:0' (vt7)  Any suggestions much appreciated!
> Sounds like you're trying to start two displays (one on VT7, one on
> VT8), but might be using the same display number for both?  I'm not sure
> from your post.

I have X running on display :0 on vt7 and display :1 on vt8.  gdm runs on :0 
and :1.  On vt7, I can login and kde starts.  On vt8, I can login but kde 
fails to start (some other failsafe session starts).

> Anyhow:  the 0:0 refers to the display (and screen) the X server is
> using.  If you are trying to run two displays, you'd need to specify a
> higher value (e.g.:  :1) for the second display.  Default XFree86
> support is for up to 64 local displays, numbered 0 - 63.  You'll need to
> edit your X display manager (gdm in your case) config file for anything
> other than :0.  Alternatively, you can run 'startx -- :<displaynumber>'
> at a console login to manually kick off an X session.
> If you're doing this on any sort of publicly accessible system, you
> might want to start X and log out with, say:
>     startx <window manager or desktop> -- :<display> & exit
> ...to avoid leaving a shell session open.
> It's possible that your system is logging errors or issues to vt8.  Is
> *that* what you were talking about?
> How about posting with more details and/or your distro.
> Peace.
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