Can I run a second KDE session, as different user?

Johnny Ernst Nielsen johnny.ernst.nielsen at
Wed Mar 12 15:53:03 GMT 2003

Good day Tako and Rex,

I found a bug report on a KDE-list that states something like this:

"The Start New Session menu item will be available in the K menu if 
KDM is allowed to start multiple X sessions."

This was posted late 2002, so it was a feature already in KDE 3.0

However, I have no idea as to how to toggle the feature on and off, 
just as I have no idea if it is KDM or X that you should fiddle with.

Anyway, if you look harder than what I did(*), it seems you can "just 
turn the feature on".

(*) I didn't bother looking too hard as my distro has it turned on for 
me by default.

Best regards :o)

Johnny :o)

Onsdag den 12. marts 2003 15:46 kvad Tako Schotanus:
> Maybe you're running KDM? For KDM it's in /etc/kde/kdm/Xservers
> And this is actually the way I have it running right now, but I
> must admit that I would love to see a K->StartNewSession option!
> :-D
> Cheers,
>  -Tako
> On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 13:36, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > FYI, I've never heard-of/seen any K->StartNewSession option,
> > though that may be an option particular to some distribution
> > (redhat certainly doesn't have that feature).
> >
> > On redhat, you can start multiple X servers, by adding them to
> > /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers.  Hmm... I just tried that, and couldn't
> > get it to work, though I know I've done it that way in the past.
> >
> > -- Rex
> >
> > On Tuesday 11 March 2003 5:45 pm, Tako Schotanus wrote:
> > > I can't find this option on my KDE 3.1 system (RedHat 8).
> > > Might it be it's not available there (either because of KDE 3.1
> > > or RH8)? Or could somebody tell me where to find the option or
> > > how turn it on?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >  -Tako
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