Can I run a second KDE session, as different user?
bjfowler at chanzy.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Mar 10 22:34:16 GMT 2003
With my method, all displays have use of the sound card.
On Monday 10 Mar 2003 22:30, Steve King wrote:
> On Monday 10 March 2003 9:49 pm, Tako Schotanus wrote:
> > To give others access to my computer without logging out I have added a
> > secondary login screen by adding the following line to the
> > /etc/kde/kdm/Xservers file (if you use KDM, I think XDM and GDM use
> > All is not perfect because only one "screen" has access to the sound
> > card for example, but it is the closest I've been able to get to the
> > Windows Fast User Switching.
> I didn't dare use the W-word, but that is where I had seen this kind of
> before... Anyway I have tried your suggestion. It works fine except, as you
> warned, only one "screen" has the sound card. Problem is, that is always the
> root, not a real user. This is based on a very brief experiment, but seems
> not be influenced by which users I tried it with nor in what order. Perhaps
> it is some way random, I am not sure. Do you know how to be certain that the
> sound card at least works for the first "screen" to login? That would be
> for practically all occasions (because there will usually only be the one
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