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Old 06-16-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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More Gnome-sessions simultaneously


How can I open more than 2 gnome-sessions simultaneously ? I can now access only two gnome sessions (by hitting CTRL+ALT+F7 and CTRL+ALT+F8) but I want to be able to open one more session.

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Old 06-17-2005, 10:16 AM   #2
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check gnome config directory under /etc/ (something like /etc/gnome)
there should be Xservers file, add more lines to it . like this:

:0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt7
:1 local@tty2 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X :1 vt8
:2 local@tty3 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X :2 vt9
:3 local@tty4 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X :3 vt10
:4 local@tty5 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X :4 vt11


or then again, its probably gdm issue .. try looking gdm conf also .
 
Old 06-17-2005, 11:01 AM   #3
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I forgot to mention, I'm using the Debian Sarge Distribution

nope, couldn't find such thing in /etc/gnome or gdm.conf, it is present however in /etc/kde3/kdm

:0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp
#:1 local@tty2 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp :1
#:2 local@tty3 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp :2
#:3 local@tty4 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp :3
#:4 local@tty5 reserve /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp :4


but I don't use kdm

any other suggestions ?

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Old 06-17-2005, 02:08 PM   #4
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Have a look in /etc/inittab and see if what you're looking for is in there. I believe that's where the terminals are initially set up. Might be totally off base, casue I've never done what you're doing, just thought to chime in .

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Old 06-18-2005, 02:48 AM   #5
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Nope, that's not it, from there I can spawn more tty-s but these newly spawned tty-s cannot be used from within the X -server
 
Old 06-19-2005, 04:17 PM   #6
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Well, after some more google I found the following solutions:

1. gdmflexiserver: When run from a logged in user it spawns a new login screen.

Good points: A new login gdm console are opened only when requested by the user
Bad points: you must use gdm, you must have a logged in user to run the command, 3D acceleration is only available for the first user

2. editing /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf and under the section [servers] Write another two ones:
0=Standard
1=Standard
2=Standard

Good points: doesn't need a logged in user to open a new gnome-session
Bad points: the login gdm consoles will always be opened waiting for user imput


I'm still not satisfied by these options. I really liked the M$ XP implementation of the fast user switching, and I'm looking for something similar.

Last edited by Menestrel; 06-19-2005 at 06:43 PM.
 
  


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