looking for suggestions: multiple users on the same desktop

Tino Engel elrap at web.de
Fri Nov 30 12:56:49 PST 2007

Aryeh M. Friedman schrieb:
> I almost always login into aryeh (xfce via xdm).   Both web and dev
> require the use of variuous X applications but I don't want to logout
> and login back in and/or have to invoke the app from the cmd line
> (i.e. xhost +; setenv DISPLAY :0; app cmd line)... I am looking for a
> way to make it so I can launch apps from a desktop panel and/or icon
> on the desktop and make it ask what user to run it under (or somehow
> or another make it aware that not everything is to be ruin as
> "aryeh")... ideas?
> - --
> Aryeh M. Friedman
Not very sophisticated, but an idea.

Associate commands as follows assigned to an icons.

xterm -e userwrapper.sh <command>

An userwrapper.sh is like this:


echo "Enter username for $1"
ssh -l $USERNAME $1

Rg, Tino

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