from the console, start a second X server

xinit -- :1
This starts a very basic X session, with just a simple xterm. You can use this xterm to launch your preferred distant session. ssh -X john@otherbox gnome-session Try also startkde or fluxbox or xfce4-session. To switch between your two X servers, use CTRL+ALT+F7 and CTRL+ALT+F8.

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By: flux
2009-07-31 23:42:28

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Why not use xnest or xephyr instead rather than juggle multiple X displays?
romulusnr · 454 weeks ago

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