How to have more than one X display?

Soong, SylokeJ
Thu Sep 1 20:30:00 GMT 2005

I simply could not decide if the jabberwocky
is called display or screen.
As the tumtum it leans on called $DISPLAY,
I wish to set to :0.0 and :0.1
as I had in Reflection/X.

Right, now that I have to the terminology
straightened (to roam cygwin wonderland),
Reflection/X allows me to start a display server
with just screen :0.0 with a premeditated intent
of starting screen :0.1 later or not at all.

Reflection would give me two XP windows,
one for each independent :jabberwocky.screen.

Question I should have asked in light of my enlightenment,
"How to have more than one screen on an X display server?"
Adding to that question,
"How to allow willy-nilly starting of another screen later
rather than all at once?"

It's all the fault of Reflection allowing me the convenience
that I wanted the same in Cygwin.

This is what my startxwin1.bat have to do to get two screens.
I have to repeat options for each screen.
If I closed one screen both screens die. Unlike Reflection.

Whom should I ask to modify XWin.exe to allow appending
screens after the X server has started?
run XWin -screen 0 1750 1300  -multiplemonitors -emulate3buttons -scrollbars
-clipboard -silent-dup-error -screen 1 1750 1300 -multiplemonitors
-emulate3buttons -scrollbars  -clipboard -silent-dup-error

run wmaker
run xterm -sb -e /usr/bin/bash -l

run wmaker
run xterm -sb -e /usr/bin/bash -l

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Phil Betts
Sent: Thu, September 01, 2005 12:45 PM
Subject: RE: How to have more than one X display?

On Thursday, September 01 at 2:09, Soong, SylokeJ wrote:
> I had tried both
> I was guessing to recall which way it could be
> to change the display number and had to decide
> which to copy and paste into the email.
> Either way gives me the same the same message
> and similar logs.

I think the problem is the use of "-screen 1".  I've never used the
-screen option myself, so apologies if I'm way off the mark, but I seem
to recall that it was introduced to allow a single X server to use
more than one physical display.

If this is what you are trying to achieve, you need to start a single
X server with both -screen 0 and -screen 1.

If you really do want two displays, try dropping the -screen option (or
use -screen 0 for both), and use the :1.0 form for the second DISPLAY.



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