Alternative to x11/gnome3 ?

Victor Sudakov vas at
Wed Aug 8 16:37:26 UTC 2018

Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > No, this is not the way it works on Linux. Linux users don't run
> > startx from a text session, nor do they switch between GUI sessions
> > with Ctrl-Alt-Fn.  They click "Switch user" and the graphical login
> > screen appears where you can get authenticated.
> 	You can use startx and Ctrl-Alt-Fn in Linux to do this, at least
> you could last time I used Linux and X.

You can but nobody does because it's inconvenient and contraintuitive
for the majority of users.

Besides it's insecure unless you enable some X screen locking
mechanism and start your X session with something like "startx & && exit"

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN

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