Two desktops running at once
bjfowler at chanzy.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Apr 19 13:23:42 BST 2003
It can be done quite easily if is done by two separate users. Eash user fires
up a KDE desktop. To switch use cntl-alt F7 or F8 as appropriate.
If each desktop requires access to the same data files, put the latter in a
separate group containing the two users, and change the permission of the top
directory to 2775, and change group ownership of the files to the name of the
Hope this helps
On Saturday 19 Apr 2003 12:07, Derek Fountain wrote:
> Quite some time ago I tried running two KDE desktops on the same machine at
> the same time in different X sessions. The result wasn't pretty. Lots of
> clashes in the configuration files, corruptions and unhappiness which took
> some time to sort out.
> I'm in no rush to try that again, but now have a use for such trickery. Does
> anyone do it? If so, what needs to happen to ensure the two KDEs work
> "...our desktop is falling behind stability-wise and feature wise to KDE
> ...when I went to Mexico in December to the facility where we launched
> they had all switched to KDE3." - Miguel de Icaza, March 2003
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