I don't know what your goals are, fwiw.  It might help to spell them out.

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 7:31 AM, Richard Owlett <rowl...@cloud85.net> wrote:
> Elsewhere it has been suggested that KDE "activities" matches my goals.
> I also been pointed to fvwm and fvwm-crystal.
> This morning I've been reading
>
>
> <http://cs.brown.edu/courses/cs009/02/Linux_intro/GettingStarted.html>  and
>   <http://fvwm-crystal.sourceforge.net/>
>
> I've just used Synaptic to install fvwm-crystal and KDE.
> It appears that fvwm-crystal should be optimal for my idiosyncratic
> preferences. Now to reboot and see what happens <grin!>
> Thank you.
>
>
> On 02/19/2018 01:40 AM, Tomas Kuchta wrote:
>>
>> It is not the desktop environment doing the console, graphical or text,
>> switching. It is done by kernel or by X. The graphic console is being
>> setup
>> by login manager - that is usually tied to the desktop environment these
>> days.
>>
>> So if you run Ubuntu or Kubuntu you will most likely have different login
>> managers between them. That is what I tried to say - if you use different
>> login managers than the ones coming by default with KDE or Gnome - locking
>> the session might not give you the option to start new one.
>>
>> Anyway, did you try to lock the screen - can you start new session and
>> login as different user from the unlock screen? If yes then you should be
>> able to switch between the sessions either through the lock screen or by
>> Ctrl+Alt+F7/8...
>>
>> For different text consoles - Ctrl+Alt+F1/2/3/4/... should just work.
>>
>> If I understand your question correctly.
>>
>> T
>>
>> On Feb 18, 2018 4:12 AM, "Richard Owlett" <rowl...@cloud85.net> wrote:
>>
>>> On 02/17/2018 11:07 PM, Tomas Kuchta wrote:
>>>
>>>> I use mainly KDE/Gnome so things are probably different with Mate,
>>>> depending on your login manager. You could change that, I guess.
>>>>
>>>
>>> I don't understand the string "KDE/Gnome".
>>> I thought that KDE and Gnome were both Desktop Environments - an
>>> "either/or" situation.
>>> I gotten hints in my reading so far that KDE has some WM-like properties.
>>> Just color me confuzed ;/
>>>
>>>
>>>> On the physical PC - I start new independent graphical session by
>>>> locking
>>>> the screen and starting new session with different user. Switching
>>>> between
>>>> the session is done by Ctrl+Alt+F7-8-9-...
>>>>
>>>> For remote multi terminal access there is ssh for text or VNC for
>>>> graphical
>>>> environment.
>>>>
>>>
>>> For purposes of my question my universe consists of a single physical
>>> Lenovo T510.
>>>
>>>
>>>> Tomas
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