Starting the server on each display device

Start a server on each display device using this procedure.

  1. If the /etc/dt/config/Xservers file does not exist, copy the /usr/dt/config/Xservers file to the /etc/dt/config directory.
  2. If you have to copy the Xservers file to /etc/dt/config, change the Dtlogin.servers: line in /etc/dt/config/Xconfig to:
    Dtlogin*servers: /etc/dt/config/Xservers
  3. Edit /etc/dt/config/Xservers to start an X Server on each display device.

The general syntax for starting the server is:

DisplayName DisplayClass DisplayType [ @ite ] Command

Only displays with an associated Internal Terminal Emulator (ITE) can operate in No Windows Mode. No Windows Mode temporarily disables the desktop for the display and runs a getty process if one is not already started. A getty process is a UNIX program that sets terminal type and is used in the login process.

This allows you to log in and perform tasks not possible under the Common Desktop Environment. When you log out, the desktop is restarted for the display device. If a getty process is not already running on a display device, Login Manager starts one when No Windows Mode is initiated.

In the default configuration, when ite is omitted, display:0 is associated with the ITE (/dev/console).