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Date:      Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:37:22 +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:  <20180808163722.GA67368@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru>
In-Reply-To: <20180808172413.9759288eaa75f6a8024417c8@sohara.org>
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Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> 
> > No, this is not the way it works on Linux. Linux users don't run
> > startx from a text session, nor do they switch between GUI sessions
> > with Ctrl-Alt-Fn.  They click "Switch user" and the graphical login
> > screen appears where you can get authenticated.
> 
> 	You can use startx and Ctrl-Alt-Fn in Linux to do this, at least
> you could last time I used Linux and X.

You can but nobody does because it's inconvenient and contraintuitive
for the majority of users.

Besides it's insecure unless you enable some X screen locking
mechanism and start your X session with something like "startx & && exit"

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



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