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012. I would like to have xdm run multiple local displays on my system and switch back and forth by pressing where is a number between 1 and 12.




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012. I would like to have xdm run multiple local displays on my system and switch back and forth by pressing where is a number between 1 and 12.

If you wanted to run 6 virtual consoles accessible by pressing the keys <ctrl><alt><F7> through <ctrl><alt><F12> then you could put the following entries in the file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers

:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt07 :0
:1 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt08 :1
:2 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt09 :2
:3 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt10 :3
:4 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt11 :4
:5 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt12 :5

I would limit myself to only a few of these though as X seems to eat up quite a lot of memory when multiple displays are running.

 

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