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Re: [SLE] Can not switch to other terminal in SuSE7.3
  • From: "Andrés A. Nogueiras Meléndez" <aaugusto@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 16:43:01 +0200
  • Message-id: <3CB6F275.3070003@xxxxxxxx>
Alex Daniloff wrote:

Hello Andrés,
We have three linux boxes that works as terminals for sun workstations.
That's what exactly we are using to run remotely Cadence and other applications from SUN workstation in our engineering Dept.

That the old app too. Same trouble, other land...

Is there an easy way to configure the two servers? Please, can you
provide me with the configuration files? Or just pointme to the HOWTO files?
1. Configure your X server using SAX2 as you would do it for general usage using 24bpp color depth and a best resolution for your monitor.


2. Go to /etc/X11/XF86Config and comment out DefaultDepth in Section "Screen".
Look at my settings below:
Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 142.80 1280 1376 1520 1680 1024 1041 1054 1110 hsync +vsync
Section "Screen"
# DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"

OK, I'm on 1152x864

3. Go to /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers and make changes shown below:
Comment out this default entry:
#:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 vt07
Change last two lines in this files as follows:
:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 vt07 -depth 24
:1 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :1 vt08 -depth 8


This means that you want to start first X server with 24bpp color depth on VT07 and the second X server with 8bpp color depth on VT08
Notice syntax change: -depth for XF86Free.4.x and -bpp for XF86Free.3.x servers.
4. Save all your changes, logout and restart X server.
Now you should be able to switch between virtual terminals 07 and 08 with Ctrl_Alt_F7 and trl_Alt_F8

Hope this helps.
Take care.

And then I do

earth@user~> startx

and only one server starts on vt07 with depth 8 colors.
I can go to vt08 and find a white square cursor. Thats all.

I've also tried

:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 vt07 -depth 8
:1 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :1 vt08 -depth 8

just for testing, because in the ".X.err" and "/var/log/XFree*log" there is a warning to check how much memory does the graphic card have. The same results again.

By the way, on vt01 SuSE 7.3 set a mix of graphical console (green chamaleon frame) + text console. Can this "feature" interfer with the server?

I can send you my ".X.err" and "/var/log/XFree*log" if You like them to take a look and "bring the light" at the problem.


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