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Old 11-28-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
Swinstead
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Multiple gnome sessions?


Hi,

I had ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog installed on my family PC a couple of weeks ago and use to use the "New login" app in system tools to run a separate login session on a virual terminal on F8.

Now I'm running the exact same distro on a new laptop but the option isn't there and I can't figure out how to do it. Can anyone shed any light on this as it would be a great help to have my laptop set up so my girlfriend can login to gnome without logging me off.

Admittedly I'm a noob but to me it doesn't seem like an ubuntu specific problem so I thought it best to post in here.

Last edited by Swinstead; 11-28-2005 at 01:12 PM.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 04:04 PM   #2
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Once you have a gui session started on F7 go to F2 and login, at the prompt type startx -- :1. If you want to use something besides Gnome (like KDE) when you are at the prompt type switchdesk kde, then do the startx -- :1 and F8 will have a KDE desktop. I think you can do up to four GUI desktops F7, F8, F9 and F10. I use Fedora and this works, should work with Ubuntu or any other distro as well.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 04:34 PM   #3
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Re: Multiple gnome sessions?

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Originally posted by Swinstead
Hi,

I had ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog installed on my family PC a couple of weeks ago and use to use the "New login" app in system tools to run a separate login session on a virual terminal on F8.

Now I'm running the exact same distro on a new laptop but the option isn't there and I can't figure out how to do it. Can anyone shed any light on this as it would be a great help to have my laptop set up so my girlfriend can login to gnome without logging me off.

Admittedly I'm a noob but to me it doesn't seem like an ubuntu specific problem so I thought it best to post in here.
Dunno anything about Ubuntu but presumably if you're using Gnome then you're using GDM to log in. If so the app you are referring to is called gdmflexiserver. Surely you could put a link to it in a menu or panel.
 
Old 11-29-2005, 08:54 AM   #4
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In Ubuntu 5.10, there is a menu for this.

System -> Administration -> Login Screen Setup
Select the Xserver tab and chose how many servers you want to start.
Otherwise, there is a config file somewhere where you can enable more than one server. (Cant find it at the moment)
 
  


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