How do I start a second X server

Brad Smith usernamenumber at
Fri Jul 30 17:31:14 UTC 2004

startx/xinit are very picky about being givencomplete paths. Try:

startx /usr/bin/twm -- -layout tv-out :1 


On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 10:38:01 +0300, Rasmus Back <rasmus.back at> wrote:
> Hi all.
> I have two graphic cards in my system and I'm trying to configure the
> second card so that I can use its tv-out feature to play dvds on my
> tv. Since I only watch movies once in while I'd like to be able to
> start a second X server with a minimal window manager and specify the
> server layout for the tv-out video card. Probably something like
> "startx twm -- -layout tv-out :1".
> I thought that the startx command would do it but it fails with the
> error: /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm:  bad command line option "twm". startx
> without the "twm" option tries to start another gnome-session on vt8.
> So, any suggestions?
> Rasmus
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