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Old 06-14-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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kde user switching


Hi,
I am using kde 3.3 on debian-testing and I would like to have some type of fast user-switching function. On my SUSE box, I have a switch user option in my kde menu, and
docs.kde.org/development/en/kdebase/userguide/switching-sessions.html
says it should be there, but there is no such option on my debian box.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 08:58 PM   #2
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As far as I know, you have to be using kdm in order to enable that feature in KDE. Are you using kdm, or any other display manager? I also found this blurb about fast user switching in the kde docs.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 09:38 PM   #3
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I am using kdm.
I have looked at kdmrc and compared it with the one from my SUSE box (where user switching works) I have removed ServerVTs=-7 from my debian kdmrc: it might be what I need to enable user switching, only I don't have a menu option for it. I have also not been able to spacify more than one VT in kdmrc.

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Old 06-14-2005, 10:35 PM   #4
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I remember using KDE 3.3 on debian and also not seeing that option. When I upgraded to KDE 3.4 in the experimental repository, that option was suddenly there. I know that doesn't really help, unless you want to try upgrading to 3.4.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 06:40 AM   #5
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I don't mind it very much, but are you sure it is a good idea to use experimental?
Do you have an idea when KDE 3.4 will be unstable?
I still find it strange that on my SUSE box, I am able to use user switching with KDE 3.3. Perhaps there is another way to do the user-switching (bypass the menu option)
 
Old 06-15-2005, 11:48 AM   #6
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If you have gdm installed then you can do it by issuing the command "gdmflexiserver" without the quotations.

You can then switch between users with ctrl + alt + F7/F8/F9 etc.

If you're happy with this you should create a menu item for ease of use.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 03:43 PM   #7
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Originally posted by kinus
If you have gdm installed then you can do it by issuing the command "gdmflexiserver" without the quotations.

You can then switch between users with ctrl + alt + F7/F8/F9 etc.

If you're happy with this you should create a menu item for ease of use.
I guess this will only work if I use gdm instead of kdm?
 
Old 06-17-2005, 10:29 AM   #8
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i use it with kde. but then again i have both kdm and gdm.
 
  


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