Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53454
XFree86 does not open windows in display 1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
After starting X in display 0(which works as normal) an attempt opening a
new X in display 1 with e.g. 'startx -- -depth 16 :1' Gives a grey screen
in display 1 (<alt><ctrl><F8>) and all the windows in display 0. This
worked prior to RH 7.0
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Get a graphics display
2.Log into tty2
3.type: 'startx :1'
Actual Results: Display 1 is grey
Display 0 get extra set of ikons, bars and windows
Expected Results: Display 1 should look like display 0
Tested in RH 7.0 and 7.1 in 2 different systems
startx :1 will not work. You need to use:
startx -- :1
The "--" separated client args from server args.
Does that work for you?
That solves the problem, but isn't it still a bug to place all windows and icons
in display 0 when you forget it?
Naw, 'man startx'
All arguments preceding "--" are client arguments, all arguments after
"--" are server arguments. The display is a server argument, putting
it before "--" is invalid.
The problem came up when I could not use -bpp anymore. In X4 it should be
-depth, but I can't make it work.
I guess as I stated the problem, it is not a bug
Ok, I'm closing this now, as it appears the problem you were having
was just simple misunderstanding of commandline options to startx.
Just to confirm multiple servers can start ok, I have just done the
1) Using Radeon 64DDR, in runlevel 3
2) login as user mharris, run startx
3) login on another TTY as user mharris, run 'startx -- :1'
4) login on another TTY as user mharris, run 'startx -- :2'
I now have 3 separate X server's running and can VT switch between them,
all running the KDE desktop as user mharris.