Alternative to x11/gnome3 ?
vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Wed Aug 8 17:15:50 UTC 2018
Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:37:22 +0700
> Victor Sudakov <vas at mpeks.tomsk.su> wrote:
> > 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.
> I suspect I'm in a minority on FreeBSD too, but I find it handier.
My wife always gets confused whether her X session is already running
(and she should look for it by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F9, Ctrl-Alt-F10
until she eventually finds it) or she has to start a new one.
Several times she has run startx from a text session, then got
confused where her vt was and tried to run another startx... As I said,
Victor Sudakov, VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
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