Basics of X-windows
Start a barebone X-windows server (without a windows manager). The "&"
makes the command run in the background.
Start an X-windows server and the default windows manager. Works like
typing "win" under DOS with Win3.1.
-- :1 &
Start another X-windows session on the display 1 (the default is opened
on display 0). You can have several GUI terminals running concurrently.
Switch between them using <Ctrl><Alt><F7>, <Ctrl><Alt><F8>,
(in X terminal) Run a simple X-windows terminal. Typing exit
will close it. There are other, more advanced "virtual" terminals
for Xwindows. I like the popular ones: konsole and kvt
(both come with kde) and gnome-terminal (comes with gnome).
If you need something more fancy-looking, try Eterm. For something
plain and fast, I could select rxvt.
(in X terminal, 7 different commands, use the one which starts your fav
windows manager) Start your favourite windows manager in an X terminal
on bare X server.
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