Can't start more than one gnome-session as the same user?

Clint Olsen clint.olsen at
Thu Dec 20 01:33:19 PST 2007

On Dec 19, Clint Olsen wrote:
> I searched and found a lot of old hits of this error.  The solutions are
> not very compelling.  Unsetting SESSION_MANAGER before launching
> vncserver only cascades errors down into the various client programs like
> the desktop etc.

Answering my own question, the problem is that you really need to start
with a fresh shell that isn't inherited from the existing windowing
environment.  So, logging in remotely and starting up vncserver works.
While I wouldn't call this very elegant, at least it works.



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