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On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Ben Eisenbraun <bene-Gk2boCrsRs1AfugRpC6u6w at> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 03:20:52PM -0500, Stephen Adler wrote:
>> One last question on this... Does gdm or the gnome desktop properly
>> handle having two sessions running under the same user? I know there is
>> a .gnome2 directory which I think helps keep the state of the desktop.
>> Or do I have to be careful to Vnc xdmcp log in as a user uniquely into
>> the system?
> Gnome itself works reasonably well with two logins using the same dotfiles.
> Firefox and some other apps can not say the same.

I've had issues with both Gnome and KDE when running two instances as
the same user. I personally just run fluxbox in my VNC sessions, it is
adequate for what I do when accessing the system remotely.

Firefox does not like multiple instances using the same profile. I had
to create a separate profile for the remote session, and have to sync
bookmarks etc. manually.


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