how to start an application in a seperate instance?

hgfelger at hgfelger at
Sat Aug 7 09:47:21 BST 2004

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Salut Arne,
On Sat, 7 Aug 2004, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Arne Goetje wrote:
>> Thanks, for clearing this up. :)
>> But this refers to any application started under KDE, so I thought it's an 
>> KDE issue.
>>> This is just a browser issue.  In your case a Mozilla issue.  I don't
>>> know if you would have similar problems with Konqueror or not.
>> Same with konqueror, kmail, etc. I usually need this for mozilla or 
>> konqueror (when searching the web) and kmail when answering e-mails.
>>> You probably don't need to have different environment variables for
>>> Mozilla -- different settings in Mozilla might do it.  But, you MUST
>>> have two separate profiles for Mozilla, one for Chinese and one for
>>> Japanese.  Then I would suggest that you make separate menu, or
>>> desktop, entries for them so that the command line starts them with
>>> their respective profiles.  Consult the Mozilla documentation for the
>>> proper command line syntax.
>> Thanks. I do need the environment variables, because I have to set 
>> LC_CTYPE and XMODIFIERS to reflect the correct input application for 
>> chinese/japanese typing.
>> So, what would be the correct way for KDE apps?
What about doing an ugly workaround, and configure one Linux/KDE-account 
for each of the two localities. Then use KDM to logon with one of the 
accounts, and use the console and ssh -X to have a shell with the other 
account/environment. Would this work?
The drawback would be, that your emails would be split between the two 
accounts. The same goes for the browserbookmarks etc.

   hartwig felger

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