Multiple X logins

Miles Lane miles.lane at
Tue Mar 7 20:55:52 UTC 2006

On 3/6/06, Jim Cornette <fct-cornette at> wrote:
> Uno Engborg wrote:
> > Is the possibillity to run multiple X servers so that you could switch
> > between
> > multiple users or machines,removed in FC5, or have I somehow failed to
> > install it,  or disabled it by mistake?  What was it called in FC4 by
> > the way.
> >
> > Regards
> > Uno Engborg
> >
> gdmflexiserver should launch another server login. I just tried this to
> see if it still worked. I could launch a KDE server account as well as
> my present gnome account.
> Permission issues remain on which console user should own which devices.
> If you wat to run different desktops, it works for me. No sound in KDE
> though, The Gnome user account owns the sound.

Interesting.  We ought to have Gnome/KDE agnostic pieces to control
access to hardware and fundamental services.  Is that feasible?
The current situation is pretty sub-optimal.


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