Multi DE, multi seat setup

Floris jkfloris at
Mon May 5 13:32:09 PDT 2014

Op Mon, 05 May 2014 09:59:55 +0200 schreef nap <caracol at>:

> My use case is to allow people to choose their preferred desktop
> environment on a session basis, possibly in a multiseat configuration.
> How to set it up ?
> _______________________________________________

with systemd version >= 204 and a display manager with systemd support  
(eg. gdm >= 3.10)
it almost works out of the box.

(note: you don't have to follow the "next steps", systemd will create the  
udev rules
for you.)

Install all the preferred desktop environments and your people can choose  
desktop in gdm

If you use nvidia graphic cards, you need to patch the xserver see: and/or

good luck,


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