too complicated

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Jan 8 21:16:50 UTC 2009

Remco wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 10:52 PM, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:
> > Yes, I know about that possibility. I do use that approach sometimes
> > if there is only a GUI way. But I really don't want to do that every
> > time I can help because IMHO it is a real PITA. If it would be a
> > requirement to only give advice the GUI way, I would certainly cease
> > to help.
> Another way that is even easier is to choose to "Create new logins in
> nested windows" by right-clicking the User Switcher applet, choosing
> Preferences and ticking the appropriate box. That will open new logins
> in a new window in your existing login through xnest. I see no reason
> why that would be a pita.

Actually I'm not using the user switcher applet because I'm using KDE. 
There I have to switch between sessions with Ctrl-Alt-F7 / Ctrl-Alt-F8. 
It seems the user switcher applet needs gdm which I don't like. However, 
you mentioned xnest which looks quite promising - thanks for the hint. I 
will try to use that program in the future if I need a separate session.


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