help needed with multi-headed, multi-server client

Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon Jun 12 14:40:54 PDT 2006

On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 05:22:39PM -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> On 6/12/06, Rob Harris <rob.harris at> wrote:
> >and if I'm remotely xterm'd in and run:
> >
> ># startx -- :0 layout x0 &
> ># startx -- :1 layout x1 &
> >
> >It seems to do what I want... (I wish I could mount between them, but that
> >comes later) however, when I <ctrl>-<alt>-F# between them, the "non-active"
> >monitor returns to it's textual mode state.
> >
> >Is there any way I can tell X to always leave each head in it's active 
> >state
> >when switching VTs so that I can see both servers at the same time? I can
> >provide more specifics if needed.
> I think you want multi-user X.  the latest Xorg should support hsi out
> of the box.  See these pages for more info on set up.

Not quite, because there's only one set of input devices.  Maybe you
want -novtswitch and -sharevts, along with something like synergy or
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