X11 and GUI FAQ

How can I make X start on a different tty?

We're talking about the default, automatic X session - if you just want to start a session where you are, use "startx  :1" (assuming :0 is running already and :1 is not).

X implementation varies a lot from system to system. I really recommend X Power Tools.

Linux KDM/XDM

For old KDM and XDM, you edit the Xservers file. Your line might want to look something like:


:0 local /usr/bin/X :0 vt5
 

(tty5 of course would need to be unused)

More modern KDM uses "kdmrc" and a "ServerVTs=-7" line. The "-7" says use tty7 but only if it is free (-). Without a ServerVTs line, KDM defaults to using the first available vt.

Linux GDM

In /etc/gdm/gdm.conf is "FirstVT=7". Like KDM, without that it will just grab the first available vt.

Sco

Edit /usr/lib/X11/scologin/Xservers. You'll see the line:

 :0 local /usr/bin/X11/X :0 -crt /dev/tty02
 

Change tty02 to whatever you wish.


Got something to add? Send me email.





(OLDER) <- More Stuff -> (NEWER)    (NEWEST)   

Printer Friendly Version

-> -> How can I make X start on a different tty?



Increase ad revenue 50-250% with Ezoic


More Articles by

Find me on Google+

© Anthony Lawrence



Kerio Samepage


Have you tried Searching this site?

Unix/Linux/Mac OS X support by phone, email or on-site: Support Rates

This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more.

Contact us





Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi. (Larry Wall)





This post tagged:

FAQ

GUI