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Date:      Thu, 3 May 2018 12:46:21 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su>
To:        tech-lists <tech-lists@zyxst.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Alternative to x11/gnome3 ?
Message-ID:  <20180503054621.GA55633@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru>
In-Reply-To: <20180503043605.GA49385@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru>
References:  <20180429140256.GA8201@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru> <042bf1a7-32fb-8bfa-16d1-9cbc54e19a61@zyxst.net> <20180503043605.GA49385@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru>

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Victor Sudakov wrote:
> > > 
> > > What alternative to x11/gnome3 can you advise? 
> > > 
> > > I would like a more lightweight desktop environment, however it MUST
> > > support switching between GUI users without logging out (like 
> > > Ubuntu or Windows).
> > > 
> > > I tried Mate but it does not seem to be able to switch between users
> > > without logging out (at least the display manager Mate comes with
> > > cannot do that).
> > > 
> > > Thanks in advance for any input.
> > > 
> > 
> > I use xdm with xfce4 for this.
> 
> Could you please tell more about it. What packages you had to install
> besides x11/xfce, how you configured xdm and xfce4 to support user
> switching, how you start xfce4.
> 

I've just tried x11/xdm with x11-wm/xfce, starting /usr/local/bin/xfce4-session from ~/.xsession

I login via the xdm login widget, the xfce desktop launches, all seems
fine, but the "Switch user" menu is grey (inactive). 

What is it I've missed? How is it supposed to work?

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



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