[FC3] Switching GUI terminals fails

Jim Cornette fc-cornette at insight.rr.com
Wed Nov 24 00:58:47 UTC 2004

P Jones wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-11-21 at 12:07 -0500, P Jones wrote:
>>Hi all;
>>I like to use the multiple X login feature, that is, logging in to GNOME
>>as usual, then dropping to terminal 5 and doing a "startx -- :8" to
>>launch another session of GNOME on terminal 8. This worked fine in FC1
>>and 2, but now in 3, the second session launches fine, and  can switch
>>back to the first session on 7, but when switching back to the session
>>on 8 I only get a flashing cursor. Dropping to another terminal, and
>>doing a ps ux, I can see that X and GNOME are running on 8, but I can't
>>get the GUI to come back. Any ideas? This happens on all three of my
> Replying to my own question; I found the session that I started on 8. It
> has moved to 9. So now I have my main session running on 7, and the
> second session that I started on terminal 5 or 6, and that fired up on
> 8, has now somehow moved to 9. Can anyone repeat this and if so, what's
> happening?

I tested this and got F7 for the first and F8 for the second GUI. This 
is with all updates applied and with both logins from the same user 
account in gnome.


It would save me a lot of time if you just gave up and went mad now.

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