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 > > > > > _______________________________________________ > PLUG mailing list > PLUG@pdxlinux.org > http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug _______________________________________________ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pdxlinux.org http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug