start X in background without it taking over the console?

C. P. Ghost cpghost at
Wed May 11 10:10:15 UTC 2011

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 7:21 AM, Chris Telting
<christopher-ml at> wrote:
> I know this isn't strictly a Freebsd question.
> I want to start up X in the background without it taking over the console.
>  I want to switch over to it manually when I press alt-F9.

Why not start if from another terminal? Say, press alt-F2, login there,
and then startx. Then, alt-F1 remains free.

Or perhaps use x11-servers/xorg-vfbserver.


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