View Full Version : [gnome] Creating Multiple Gnome Sessions Jaunty

May 1st, 2009, 02:24 AM
I've been trying to create multiple gnome sessions per user in jaunty but had no luck everything i've found says to use the 'Sessions Option' tab in gnome-session-properties but i see no such tab. the idea is to have several differant sessions one for work, one for home, etc. Each with its own complete set of setting keybindings, backgrounds, etc.

May 1st, 2009, 04:31 AM
This HOWTO (http://hex1a4.net/xubuntu/howto/03/) shows how to customize VTs including how to have multiple instances of GDM/X on start-up.

You can also just run gdmflexiserver.

May 1st, 2009, 05:25 AM
Thanks for the reply but both your suggestions seem to deal with running multiple sessions at the same time.

what i'm trying to is at gdm under options you can select what session you want

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what i'd like to do is add more gnome entries such as one for work and one for home with differant settings so far i've been able to add anothe gnome entry but they both use the exact same settings.

i think the trick is to use the --default-session-key=KEY option for gnome-session which is used to start the session but right now i'm having no luck understanding what the KEY value can be or reparsents

June 3rd, 2009, 02:47 AM
I'm looking to do the same thing as exsilium. Does anyone have any information on this?