Alternative to x11/gnome3 ?
freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Apr 29 20:50:01 UTC 2018
On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 21:02:56 +0700, 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).
If remember correctly, both Gnome 2 and Mate _can_ do this. The
feature you're talking about is called "switch user", i. e., it
is a session switcher: User A is logged in, has programs open and
so on; user B approaches and asks to do something, so A selects
the "switch user" function, allows B to log in; B does his stuff,
logs out - and the session of user A is restored.
Is that what you're looking for?
If yes, this function is integrated in the desktop, and not
part of the display manager (which usually is only activated
when _no_ user is logged in).
Additionally, you can probably run a second X server on the
same system and switch over for a second session... :-)
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