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Date:      Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:10:38 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su>
To:        "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <steve@sohara.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Alternative to x11/gnome3 ?
Message-ID:  <20180430131038.GA17639@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru>
In-Reply-To: <20180430133035.1991f048976d5c9eb7cc84fd@sohara.org>
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Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> 
> > Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > > 
> > > > It surprises me however that nobody has stepped forward and said "I
> > > > run two local X-servers", or "I use user switching all the time with
> > > > XXX" - why is that?
> > > 
> > > 	I don't do it now, but I have run multiple X servers using
> > > startx and switching with Alt-F<n>., IIRC the only required magic was
> > > to give each server a distinct number.
> > 
> > No, thanks, startx won't do, I need user authentication to access the
> > session.
> 
> 	Yep I rather thought you would.
> 
> > I have tried running several local X-servers from xdm but for some
> > reason the second server would not start.
> 
> 	Even if you get it going (I'm sure it's possible just fiddly like
> anything with xdm) I'm pretty sure xdm will only authenticate at login time
> and you'll still be able to switch sessions with Ctrl-Alt-F<n> without
> logging in unless something automatically locks the X session when you
> switch VTs (which isn't normal behaviour).

I see your point, and you are most probably right. From this point of
view, there is no difference between two X-servers running from xdm,
or from startx. I may as well use some password-protected screensaver
(I think xlockmore can do that) starting after a timeout.

-- 
Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
AS43859



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