[systemd-devel] RFC: user session lifetimes vs. $DISPLAY

Kok, Auke-jan H auke-jan.h.kok at intel.com
Tue Mar 5 12:10:12 PST 2013

On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Mantas Mikulėnas <grawity at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Lennart Poettering <mztabzr at 0pointer.de> wrote:
>> On Mon, 18.02.13 11:08, Kok, Auke-jan H (auke-jan.h.kok at intel.com) wrote:
>>> For each login, you'd have an instance service (e.g.
>>> gnome-session@:0.service) to serve that display.
>> Well, I am not convinced it is necessary to instantiate
>> everything. People can do that if they really really want to make things
>> work to allow one local user to run multiple sessions, but I am pretty
>> sure that should be out of scope for GNOME. GNOME components should just
>> be normal services that are started on the user bus and which find their
>> display from XDG_RUNTIME_DIR.
> Hmm, could one set XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/run/user/$UID/second-session and
> have multiple sessions that way?

How will X11 applications find the user bus then? or even systemd? I
doubt that will work.


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