having an xorg not binded to a virtual terminal?

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Wed Apr 2 15:38:46 PDT 2008

Tiago Vignatti, le Wed 02 Apr 2008 13:57:14 -0300, a écrit :
> Christophe Lohr escreveu:
> > Hi,
> >   Is it possible to run an xorg server not binded to a virtual terminal?
> > 
> > I would like to have a secondary xorg to manage a secondary videocard 
> > (with an empty input device), without interaction with the guy that sits 
> > in front of the PC console (primary videocard, keybord, mouse) and mays 
> > switch between virtual terminals, starts and stops the normal X session 
> > (on the primary xorg), etc.
> > 
> > Is it feasable?
> > 
> Probably you can set up a simple dual-head and don't need to rely in two 
> instances of Xorg.

But then when the user switches to text mode, the other screen will go
blank, which is not what he wants.

> Could you please describe better what you intend to do

I think he basically wants xorg to not talk with linux' console
management _at all_ and just always display its content on the second


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