[CentOS] Re: Language interfaces and X.Org sessions per user
William L. Maltby
CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Sun Sep 16 17:28:05 UTC 2007
On Sun, 2007-09-16 at 13:09 -0400, Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> William L. Maltby wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 17:23 +0300, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> > > OS: CentOS 5.0 x86.
> > >
> > >
> > > Q1: Is it possible different users to have different
> > language interfaces
> > > (menus etc) on the same machine under X.Org (GNOME or KDE)?
> > >
> > > Q2: Is it possible to have more than one X.Org sessions
> > running on the
> > > same machine, so as different users to log in at the
> > same time, and
> > > switch between users X.Org sessions (one using GNOME,
> > other using
> > > XFCE)
> > > by using the usual Ctrl-Alt-Fx keys?
> > <soapbox>
> > It may be redundant, but please be *aware* of the security
> > implications
> > of what you are seeking. "The law of unintended consequences" will
> > certainly come into play if you are truly multi-user. Effects
> > in social
> > interactions, swap usage, system responsiveness can all be
> > expected. You
> > can expect to be asked to do an excessive numbers of restores
> > of backup
> > at a specific point in time (which you won't have) as user A destroys
> > user B's stuff, by intent or accident.
> > </soapbox>
> Hogwash, while yes you will definitely need more resources as far
> as hard disk, memory and network there is no need to worry about user
> X overwritting user Y's data. Hell Unix and it's variants had been
> successfully doing multi-user X sessions for years before even Windows
> 95 was a glint in Bill's eyes.
Did you miss the part where OP said on local console using <Ctl>-
<ALT> ...? Or did I imagine it?
If I remember correctly, then your hogwash would seem inappropriate,
since any casual user can switch to another's session. If the lock is
not set (x lock?), no password would be needed.
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