Running a second X server

Published: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 Last modified: Thursday, Dec 3, 2020

Running another X server is good for testing dwm.

[CTRL]+[ALT]+F6 to switch to a console. Log in and run:

startx -- :1

To start you second X server.

[CTRL]+[ALT]+F8 to switch to the second X server.

[CTRL]+[ALT]+F7 to switch to the first X server.

To kill either X server, [CTRL]+[ALT]+[DELETE]