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Date:      Wed, 8 Aug 2018 17:46:51 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Alternative to x11/gnome3 ?
Message-ID:  <20180808174651.5712b734d2bf158d8442a14c@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <20180808163722.GA67368@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru>
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On Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:37:22 +0700
Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su> wrote:

> 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.

	I suspect I'm in a minority on FreeBSD too, but I find it handier.

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

	I use startx & logout.

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