is there anyway to for me to allow another user to login same time as me
james at grayonline.id.au
Thu Jun 30 21:57:10 UTC 2005
On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 04:06 am, Mustafa Abbasi wrote:
> i have one computer for the entire family.
> i am continously working either downloading or something else. thing which
> do not recive logginf out well.
> i was wondering if my parents could login without me logging out and my
> procceses stopping.
> you know like in windows xp.
> don't think i am trying to copy windows and bash me please.
> this would essentially solve many probs
> and prevent my parent from destroying the computer by giving them less
Not wanting to start a holy war of desktops, but KDE has a neat "new session"
and "switch user" feature right on the "K-menu" (think "Start Menu" al la
Windows). If the screen saver has kicked in and has a password, you can
start a new user session right off the "enter password to unlock" dialogue
box. So you don't even need to be around if you've left your machine running
and someone else wants to start a new session.
When a new session is created, the existing sessions still run without any
loss of data etc - your programs are still running. Be warned though, user
switching in KDE can quickly chew RAM. 512MB would be a recommended minimum
IMHO, and a fast CPU never goes astray with KDE :)
I'm not sure how entrenched in Gnome you are but if this user switching
feature is a "must have" then KDE might be a suitable solution.
Mathematical techniques for trying to understand why things are
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