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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 6:05 pm    Post subject: second X session with another .xinitrc, please Reply with quote

i sometimes start a second X session, for gaming and the likes.
my normal X session is started via "startx", which means my .xinitrc is kinda full; i would like to know if there is a startx-parameter i can use to define an alternate config file? like "startx -- :2 --config .xinit2", only right.
thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Write a script like this:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
cp ~/.xinitrc-2 ~/.xinitrc
startx -- :1

Call it x2 or something like that, make it executable and put it in, say, /usr/local/bin, then you should be able to start a second xsession by executing 'x2' in another terminal. Of course, you should also do similar things to your normal .xinitrc by using a 'x1'(or whatever you would like to call it) script:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
cp ~/.xinitrc-1 ~/.xinitrc
startx

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you, but that is
1. a hack.
2. nothing i didn't already think of.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use this script

Code:

#!/bin/bash
sexe="wine /public/spiele/Starcraft/starcraft.exe"

export DISPLAY=:1
X -ac -config xorg-starcraft.conf -depth 16 :1 & xpid=$!
wterm +sb -sh -background black -foreground lightgray -ls -pr &
$sexe
kill $xpid

xorg-starcraft.conf is the configfile for a 640x480 X-server (located in /etc/X11). I also start a terminal in case I forgot to mount the CD. The X-Server exits with the game.
No need to copy .xinitrc around.
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