Re: 'Switch User' action

On Mon, 2003-12-08 at 11:34, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Hey,
> On Sat, 2003-12-06 at 12:29, Malcolm Tredinnick wrote:
> > For what it's worth, I am not really sure that allow somebody to log in
> > again as themselves with a different session on the same machine is a
> > use case worth spending much time on. The number of people wanting to
> > use that feature must be very small.
> 	Another question to consider is "Do we want to encourage this use
> case?". If you stick something somewhere like the Actions menu, I think
> you're making a pretty loud statement that the feature is a good idea to
> use. But lets face it, unless you have a serious kick-ass machine its
> only going to take a few simultaneously running copies of GNOME to make
> the machine unusable. For a lot of users, that will reflect badly on
> GNOME rather than being understood as a limitation of the machine.

Not only do you need a good machine, you also need the right machine,
since running multiple copies of an xserver doesn't work for many
XFree86 drivers. And if it doesn't work it just hangs the machine. This
is why we disable this for Red Hat.

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