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What is the relation between X server and display?

Can multiple X servers run simultaneously on the same display?

Can a X server run simultaneously on multiple displays?

Thanks.

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The display is effectively the X server; there is exactly one display per X server. So multiple X servers can’t run simultaneously on the same display, and an X server can’t run simultaneously on multiple displays. (Strictly speaking, the latter point isn’t correct, but I don’t think there’s an X server which can serve multiple displays.)

See the :displaynumber description in the Xserver manpage, and the “Display Names” section of the X manpage.

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