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Date:      Fri, 04 May 2018 09:04:33 -0700
From:      Carl Johnson <carlj@peak.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Alternative to x11/gnome3 ?
Message-ID:  <86muxfe7am.fsf@elm.localnet>
In-Reply-To: <20180504050409.GA3877@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru> (Victor Sudakov's message of "Fri, 4 May 2018 12:04:09 +0700")
References:  <20180429140256.GA8201@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru> <042bf1a7-32fb-8bfa-16d1-9cbc54e19a61@zyxst.net> <20180503043605.GA49385@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru> <86sh78dqz6.fsf@elm.localnet> <20180504050409.GA3877@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru>

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Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su> writes:

> Carl Johnson wrote:
>> Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su> writes:
>> 
>> > tech-lists 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 haven't used it, but XFCE does have a 'switch user' button for the
>> panel.
>
> Yes, it does, but the button is grey and cannot be used.

I said that I hadn't tried it, but I just tried it now and got the same
result as you.  I did a web search and it appears that it requires gdm
for that button.  You can try that, but otherwise I can't help any more
than that. 
-- 
Carl Johnson		carlj@peak.org




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