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Re: fc2 is single user?!



On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 10:09:48AM -0400, Sam Steingold wrote:
> it appears that fc2 is now single-user.
> 
> we used to use the fc1 computer like this:
> my wife and I each log in on one's own virtual console and start X with
> "startx".  each has one's own X window session, and we can switch
> between them with C-M-f7 and C-M-f8 (obviously, we take turns using the
> monitor/keyboard, but we do not need to logout to let the other use the
> computer).  I had to do some tricks to enable both of us to use
> audio/video &c: I created a group "sound", added both of us to it, and
> did "chgrp sound, chmod g+rw" for the audio devices. This worked OK
> (although each upgrade and reboot reset ownership and permissions).
> 
> Now, only the person who was the first to log in can start X!
> the other one gets the splash screen (which says FC2) but no icons ever
> appear on it, it just hangs there.
> 
> So, where are these ownerships and permissions set so that I can make
> my box multi-user again?
> 
I'm not sure how it ever worked in FC1, but my systems default to 
letting me only start 1 X session. Try having the second user do 
startx -- :1. This will tell xinit to start a second X server. 

Try man startx and man xinit to get more details on why this works. 



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