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Re: funny user moment (and perhaps a bug)



On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 08:07 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 01:47 -0600, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 09:24 +1100, Darren Steven wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > Just one question about this thread. Are local and remote the same user?
> > > If so, won't there be some reuse of the daemons etc that handle dbus
> > > interaction etc.
> > > 
> > > I know with kde that it is a bit scary running 2x sessions as the same
> > > user. Things don't always behave. Not sure about gnome
> > 
> > GNOME brings up a dialog warning you that you're already logged in if
> > you try and log in twice. Its not very strongly worded, but the
> > implication is "please don't do that".
> > 
> > One of the more annoying things is you can't run more than one copy of
> > Galeon. Trying to launch a second copy only results in the original copy
> > opening a new window in the original session. And the gnome panel tends
> > to get a bit flaky. Etc...
> > 
> > IMHO this is really broken. You should be able to log in to GNOME more
> > than once. After all, you can log in as many times as you want to a
> > shell. Seems like a horrible regression of functionality as far as unix
> > philosophy is concerned.
> 
> Hmm, what the heck for?

We have set the following in /etc/profile.d/gconf.sh (and csh equiv):
export GCONF_SHARED_LOCKS=1
export GCONF_GLOBAL_LOCKS=1

This allows our folks logged into GNOME on their desktop to also walk
into a lab and log into hosts sharing $HOME.  Without the above
environment variables, GNOME always complained.

/Brian/
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