Solved: how to have more than one Gnome desktop on various tty's

Tapas Mishra mightydreams at
Tue Nov 30 08:55:05 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Tapas Mishra <mightydreams at> wrote:
> I am having a Dell Laptop and most of the time I would be in GUI.
> I switched to another console via pressing Ctrl+Fn+Alt+F3
> and got a black screen.
> Upto here it is all correct.
> I want to have here a gui running and at the same time the gui which is on
> Ctrl+Fn+Alt+F7 also keep running.
> For other desktops the key combinations would not include the Fn key above
> So I used startx :2
> startx -- :2
> startx -:2
> and various other possibilities.
> But each time it failed.
> I searched it
> but I have not got any useful results out of it.
> Can any one let me know what is the hack for doing above.

Ok this is solved I had to add sudo to startx and now it works.

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