[CentOS] startx on console 2

Thu May 25 20:15:23 UTC 2017
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com>

On 2017-05-25, Robert Moskowitz
<rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
> I seem to recall that there is some special option to run X11 on
> <Alt-F2>
> On this ClearOS system, their console sits on the default console. You
> have to <Alt-F2> (etc.) to get a text login.  Now that I have Xfce
> kind of installed, I want to see it on the system console, and I
> thought that just running startx would work.
> It doesn't.  Got some errors. And then I remembered years back where
> there was some extra options used to run startx on one of the other
> consoles.
> But it has been too many years and I can't find any notes on it. The
> manpage says something about a DISPLAY option, but its use is very
> unclear.
> thanks

Try this:

	startx /usr/bin/startxfce4 -- :1

Arguments which appear after the double hyphen are passed to the X