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Old 07-10-2004, 06:57 AM   #1
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Two users on 1 PC simultaneously (with X)

Is there such a possibility? I want to create an account to my brother and when I'm not home to lock my desktop with gaim, wget, amule, thunderbird, etc apps started. I tried to use another screen as ctrl+alt+Fx but it doesn't allow me to start second Xserver.
Basically I'm looking for something similar to Switch user function (without logoff) that I've seen in WinXP
Old 07-10-2004, 07:24 AM   #2
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You either have to login using another virtual console then start another X server by using
startx -- :1
Or if you use GDM there's a more elegant solution, just execute "gdmflexiserver" (for Gnome by default its called "New Login" under "System Tools" in the menu, under "System" in KDE)
I'm not sure if KDM or XDM has similar functionality.


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