Monday, April 7, 2008

Nested X11 environment session


Hi :)

Instead of using a full-blown new virtual X for developing software you can use Xephyr to embed your KDE 4 session into your working KDE 3 or other X11 environment.



If you want to get a minimal KDE session up and running, just launch Xephyr (available in Kubuntu as xserver-xephyr; Gentoo users compile x11-base/xorg-server with USE="kdrive"):
Xephyr :1 -extension GLX &


You can now launch KDE:
export DISPLAY=:1
/path/to/kde4/bin/startkde &


For other X11 environment just change /path/to/kde4 like:
/usr/bin/startx &

or
/usr/bin/startkde &

or
/usr/bin/startxfce&


You can use "locate" command to find paths like:
locate startkde


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