how to enable multiuser switching?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Mon Jun 19 06:58:40 BST 2006

Jonathan Horne wrote:
> ive seen many systems (both linux and freebsd) that come with the ability to 
> switch users, ala windowsXP style.  on my system, i compiled my freebsd from 
> sources (freebsd), so this option did not appear on my system by default.
> how can i enable user switching?

When you switch users in KDE, what you are doing is running multiple X 
sessions (one for each user) and switching between them.  So, this is 
probably just a configuration issue and I don't think that this is 
enabled by default.

Check your: "$KDEDIR/share/config/kdm/kdmrc" file for the entry:


This allocates an X session for one additional user.  If you want more 
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