[ILUG] UserA <--> UserB Interaction
gavinbeatty at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 11:57:24 GMT 2008
On Fri, Feb 1, 2008 at 11:38 AM, <paul at clubi.ie> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Feb 2008, Frank Murphy wrote:
> > Is this possible?
> > I want UserA (the normal user) to be able to access,
> > UserB (the testing user) desktop, menu-lauch programs in X, files etc..
> > without logging in and out.
I use `sux'. In short, it's a wrapper around `su' that lets you use
GUIs without hassle.
> Try Xnest. Or, with more recent versions of gnome, try the
I found Xnest to be very slow, YMMV. If nesting is preferable to you
(so you can run an actual desktop as UserB), I'd recommend Xephyr.
Launch it with:
$ Xephyr :1 -extension GLX &
Login to UserB
$ su - UserB
run whatever desktop you like on the :1 display that Xephyr's now using
> > libGL error: open DRM failed (Operation not permitted) Fedora-8-Gnome
> Should be a non-fatal error. However OpenGL will be much slower for
> the second user. That's inherent to DRI really.
> You can also try running multiple X-servers - again recent GNOME
> includes a thingy for this ("add to panel.." -> User Switcher).
> Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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