Is it normal to see DRI disabled when starting a second X-session?

Eric Anholt eric at
Tue May 6 14:10:49 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-05-06 at 22:04 +0200, Hugo Mildenberger wrote:
> I need to know if it is a currently normal behaviour that X is unable to use 
> DRI/DRM for a second local second session. 
> The context of this question is, that all recent xf86-video-intel drivers 
> (beginning with xf86-video-i810- until current git master) crash 
> the system if I try to switch back to the original session. I already know 
> the reason, but it's somwhat hairy to fix, and it's also a late consequence 
> of X beeing unable to initialize DRI for the second login.

Yes, it's normal.  It would be nice to fix it, and I think Dave Airlie's
been doing work in this area.

Eric Anholt                             anholt at
eric at                         eric.anholt at

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