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Old 10-04-2004, 05:09 PM   #1
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I can't switch user accounts in Mandrake 10.1 CE!! How do I fix that???


I have a new problem with Mandtrake 10.1 CE. When I try to start another session, it goes to the next screen but nothing happens. I have two user accounts created, one for myself, and one for my wife. I really love that Linux is a multiuser OS but why am i running into this problem?

I don't even know where to start on how to fix this. When I press ctrl+alt+F8, it switches users, but nothing happens. Only the mouse cursor and the default background is visible. The splash doesn't even start up.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 06:35 PM   #2
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This linux gazette article explains how to have two KDE sessions running at the same time, which I think is what you are looking for.

http://www.linuxgazette.com/node/view/3634

Normally, one logs out of one session before starting the second. The article also explains how to have a second session running in a window in the first session.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 11:37 PM   #3
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Thanx for the info. However, it should work the normal way and it isn't. Thats what I want to know. Is it a distro bug or am I doing something wrong?
 
Old 10-07-2004, 11:44 PM   #4
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How is the second session started. When xinit -- :1 runs, it will use the next available vt number which normally is in vt08, hence ctrl+alt+F8.

It is possible to automatically start to x windows servers and assign the vt used, for example with the gdm config file:

Code:
[servers]
0=/usr/bin/X11/X
1=/usr/bin/X11/X vt08
It is not normal to be running two instances of x windows at the same time. But if you are, you need to determine which vt is used. If it is vt09 then ctr-altl-f9 would be used instead.
 
  


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