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xOrg (Upstart) starts on wrong TTY

currently I'm developing on a little project consisting fully automated computer. I installed the Ubuntu server edition to get a very clean installation and installed xOrg, dwm etc. on it. Afterwards ...
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Get the text that is shown on ttyX from ttyY for a bug report

I have found a reproducable bug that crashes my x server. During the crash, there is a call trail shown after that I am send back to GDM.This would be valuable information for a bug report. When I'm ...
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Why does `startx /usr/bin/unity` not load my desktop settings?

I am trying to open a second X session with unity on display :1. For this to achieve I open another terminal (e.g. tty 6) with Ctrl + Alt +6 and login as the user whose desktop session I want to ...
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I can't login, not tty and not graphic mode

I can't login with any user even new ones. The only access I have is root through recovery mode, I created some users to test but always same error "Permiso denegado" ("Access denied") in graphic mode ...
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How to play videos (with sound) on another X session?

I normally use tty7 (the default X session) for playing games by running them directly from lightdm, thus not loading unity to save resources. I sometimes need to use a web browser while I'm playing, ...
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Why doesn't tty7 show a prompt with no display manager?

When I drop to tty1-tty6 through Ctrl-Alt-F[1-6] it shows a prompt, for obvious reasons (it's supposed to). However, if I kill my display server, and thus X, through something like sudo service gdm ...
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Is there a way to see the text of tty7 without shutting down Xorg?

Is there a way to see the text of tty7 without shutting down Xorg, just like switching to another tty?
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How to take screenshot of an X11 based GUI from a text terminal (such as tty1)?

I tried using DISPLAY=:0 import -window root "$HOME/Pictures/screenshot.png" (import is part of the ImageMagick suite), but that just displays a black screen. I want to do this as I wanted to ...
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Configuration to point an X tty to a separate system?

Specifically, I have an Ubuntu 10.04 system with a headless Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine, and I'm looking for a way to have it set up so pressing Ctrl+alt+F8 will take me into another X client which ...
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I accidentally hit Ctl Alt F<num>. How do I return to the GUI?

I'm using 12.04, I accidentally used Ctl-Alt-F9 and got a black full screen with command line cursor (Terminal). How can I go back to the normal Unity screen?
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How to re-configure X for external display (HDMI)

I recently re-installed Ubuntu (11.04) was working fine until my laptop screen broke. I assumed it would be a simple task of plugging in an external monitor and everything would be fine, but i cannot ...
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XBMC-live (Ubuntu based) setting up tty8 [closed]

I'm running XBMC-live which is an Ubuntu distro with Xbox media center (XBMC) as the default window manager. I'm trying to leave XBMC set up on tty7, as it is, and have a normal window manager on ...
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how can I start an other xserver on a different terminal so that I have two xservers running at the same time.

In reference to the question Alt+tab out of full screen game With the answer: Start an other xserver on a different terminal. say tty8. Then switch between them when running the game in full ...
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How can I start a different X session on tty8?

Let's say, for an example, I want to run a full-screen opengl application on tty8 and have my standard GNOME desktop on tty7. How can I configure Ubuntu to meet my requirements?