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

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Thu Dec 20 12:32:54 PST 2007

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Clint Olsen wrote:
> On Dec 20, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
>> Side question: Can this solution be used to access multiple
>> accounts on the same machine?
> I'm not quite sure what you mean here.  Do you mean multiple gnome
> sessions all as different user ids?  That's not a problem.  It was
> just that I was trying to run gnome both under vncserver and
> natively on the console.

I mean multiple sessions all under the same user *BUT* all tied to the
same xterm.   Namely I often login into my main account then su to
more specialized accounts and do a xhost +/setenv DISPLAY :0 in the
respective .cshrc's.   Thus I can start X apps from the command line
as the su'ed user but I want to make it so I can also have a panel
(xfce4 not gnome but I suspect it is the same issue since both use
GTK) for them.

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