Re: How do I switch users in KDE?

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On Tue, 2021-06-01 at 02:03 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> > I was under the impression that Gnome dealt with this, though I
> > don't
> > know the details. Why would running multiple DEs be any different
> > from
> > running multiple users? I can see how audio might be an issue, but
> > network interfaces are designed to be shared.
> > 
> I don't know about GNOME dealing with it.  But if they have that
> doesn't change the fact
> that KDE/sddm hasn't done so successfully.
> So, if this is a need why don't you switch to using gdm and then look
> into the same question
> from that angle.

I'll try gdm and see what happens.

> I don't have a use case from switching users as our cats hardly
> demand computer time.
> And, if I want to run GNOME for some reason (or another DE) I'm
> content to do so in a VM.

I have a very specific use case which I doubt would be of much interest
to most people. Certain Wine-based software (yes, games) runs well
under Gnome but in KDE/Qt the whole login session can completely freeze
at random times. To avoid this, I log out of KDE and into Gnome (both
under X11) to run these apps, but this messes with my session settings
every time, e.g. every tab I'm logged into under Chrome is reset (I
assume something is moving cookies around), not to mention screen
layout, window sizes etc. It's a major pain.

My plan is to do the Wine stuff as a completely separate user, but it
would be nice to be able to switch back and forth without all the
logging in and and out. Call me lazy.

> While network interfaces are designed to be shared it doesn't mean
> harmony exists between
> users.  Or  that the secondary user is the same person.  Secondary
> user comes home and
> without thinking fires up a VPN connection unaware they are
> disrupting a long file transfer.

It is (in theory) possible to separate users by means of network
namespaces, and even run some transfers in a VPN while the rest are in
the clear, even in the same user session. Not that I've ever managed to
get this to work ...


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