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Old 06-12-2004, 05:06 PM   #1
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one computer, one display, two X sessions?


Hi,

can some one help a bit:

I am running Mandrake Community 10.0, and I want following:

Two X sessions for different users in one computer (one keyboard, mouse, display etc). I can swicth using CTRL+SHIFT+F8.

How I can configure that?

 
Old 06-12-2004, 05:58 PM   #2
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Hi

you can try
startx -- :1 for display 1
etc

hope this helped
cheers
 
Old 06-12-2004, 06:11 PM   #3
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http://linuxguide.automatedshops.com...-multiple.html
 
Old 06-13-2004, 02:25 AM   #4
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Thanx!

I forgot totally startx, tried xstart whole evening ;-)

I have one problem still, I can start another session, but it always starts it to my username. How can I start to my spouces username a session is the challenge. Can anyone give some guidance how to do that ?

I rather push ctrl+alt+F8 for her, and F7 for my session, but currently this newbie does not know how to do it :-(

br. kari
 
Old 06-13-2004, 02:53 AM   #5
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Perhaps (in a terminal):

kapa>su - spouse
Password: (enter spouse password)
spouse>startx -- :1

Last edited by 2damncommon; 06-13-2004 at 02:56 AM.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 07:44 AM   #6
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Good hints, thanx. Some small probs still:
--------------------------------------------------------
[spouse]$ startx -- :1
hostname: Unknown host
Using authority file
Writing authority file

Authentication failed - cannot start X server.
Perhaps you do not have console ownership?
giving up.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
Couldnt get a file descriptor referring to the console
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

As I told, I'm newbie. Therefore I do not know how to give authority to connect to X server. Either I need to give permissions to connect to server, or to host. I do not know the commands, nor I know how to do it.

Thanx 2damncommon for good advices already !

br. Kari
 
Old 06-13-2004, 01:46 PM   #7
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Authentication failed - cannot start X server.
Yep, you're right. I cannot start an xwindow session for another user from my own X session.

What did work for me was to go to real terminal mode (CTRL-ALT-F2), log in as the other user, then use the "startx -- :1" command. When I tried it, the new X session for the other user started on the F8 spot. I could switch between the F7 and F8 (with CTRL-ALT-Fx, of course). When I logged out of the F8 session I was dropped down to the console I had started with at F2.

Remember also that a couple X sessions are really going to eat RAM.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 02:52 PM   #8
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Thank you!

This helps, now there is two sessions for different users. Currently memory shows that 276 M free from 504 (512?). It was somewhere 3xx before, so a bit drop.

Once again, thanx!

br. Kari
 
  


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