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Old 04-24-2003, 06:49 AM   #1
square_eyes
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mulit users in x


10 years ago I when I used linux, before the days of xwindows, I can remember being non-root and able to logon as root, in another terminal, hack to hearts delight, and switch back and forth between users by using function keys.

I am not able to do this with knome. I can only logout and logon as root and back again(not good).

Any explanition on why would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 04-24-2003, 07:22 AM   #2
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are u refering to
ctrl-alt-fn ?
 
Old 04-24-2003, 08:02 AM   #3
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yep
 
Old 04-24-2003, 11:25 AM   #4
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you can switch to a virtual term by hitting ctrl-alt-F1 or any func key between 1 and 6 and then hitting ctrl-alt-F7 will return you to xwindows. there is a way to have two x windows sessios open but I don't remember how. If this is what you want post here and I'll check the LUG mailing list archive, I know it's in there somewhere.
 
Old 04-24-2003, 06:15 PM   #5
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Ctrl-alt-fX still works.

To do multiple users in X I enable XDMCP in my login manager then run

X -query localhost :1

and go.
 
Old 04-24-2003, 09:45 PM   #6
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thank you, all of you.
 
  


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