On Mon, 2010-02-01 at 19:43 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
Rex Dieter wrote:
> afaik, there is no standard here. kde/kdm does it one way, gdm/gnome
> another. And iirc, kde's user switching feature existed first, if it
Right. KDE/KDM starts a new X display with the new user, whereas (as far as
I know) GNOME/GDM lets the new user take over the existing X display, which
is supposedly faster, but harder to implement. There's also ConsoleKit magic
involved in the G* implementation whereas for the K* one, the new X display
just gets registered as a new session with ConsoleKit by the regular KDM
I believe you are wrong.
GDM opens a new X session in the next vacant TTY.
At least it does so on two different F11 and F12 machines I use.