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Old 11-08-2003, 06:15 AM   #1
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Question XP's user switching in redhat ??

I was just wondering, before I go and commit to the change to redhat, how does one switch user accounts under redhat without the dialup session disconnecting.
For example , under windows XP, I can dialup under my login and then change to another user account and still have the internet dialup connected

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Depending on what program you use to dial up with, you can most likely always switch consoles in Linux and login as a different user that way.
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If you currently use kppp (or similar) to
connect I suggest you change that to
using pppd with demand-dialing. That
way it's a system service, and you don't
need to worry about it.

The alternative would be to have two
xsessions running (which can be quite
easily achieved) (Go to a full-screen
console and type startx -- :1). You can
then switch back and forth between
the two graphical desktops :) using
<CTRL>+<ALT>+<F-Key> ...



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