View Full Version : [ubuntu_studio] Second Gnome session in a window

February 2nd, 2010, 06:59 AM
So I remember from an installation of Ubuntu a couple of versions back that I managed to find a neat little program which allowed you to log into Gnome through a window while already in Gnome. I can't for the life of me remember what it was called or find it again. For those of you lost by my description, here's the setup:

In Gnome, as usual. Go to the menu and open a program. New Gnome login screen pops up inside a window. Login to Gnome again in a different account without removing access to the first session.

Anybody know of a program that does this? It would be useful for me.

February 2nd, 2010, 02:33 PM

Xnest :1 -query localhost

February 3rd, 2010, 01:32 AM
That's not what I was thinking of, but it looks like it'll work once I figure out why it's not working.

When I run that command, the window pops up but shows only black and my mouse disappears over top of it. Anything else I should try?

February 3rd, 2010, 02:22 PM
While not -exactly- what you're looking for you can get another session frm CTRL-ALT-F1
login with your usual username
then at the prompt:

xinit /usr/bin/gnome-session -- :1