[CentOS] How Auto Start Greeter on Ctrl-Alt-F8?
William L. Maltby
CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Nov 7 21:52:33 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-11-07 at 13:30 -0800, John Thomas wrote:
> Ctrl-Alt-F7 automatically starts with a gdm greeter. I would like
> Ctrl-Alt-F8 to be the same, but I cannot figure it out. Would you offer
> some tips?
> The purpose is to allow others to simply switch over and log into a
> machine without bothering the current X session and/or leaving me logged
> in the F8 so X is running and waiting for me.
Do you mean you want to have another X session started and waiting for
another login by another user ID?
You want it on boot or just under some circumstances? I have this in my
root user bin and run it when I want. This is on my CentOS 4.7. If you
are on 5.x, it will be a little different.
# cat bin/XAgain
xdm -server ":1 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :1"
I haven't run it for a _long_ time. If things changed since then, the
above may not be exactly right now.
BTW, more initial information on your setup might save some time and
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