Re: Windows XP-style login

On Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:49:18AM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-12-07 at 23:25, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > Some other posters have sort of mentioned that we can do this already.
> > GDM's flexiserver feature (Thanks George!) allows you to log in as many
> > times as you want - it just creates another real X server or Xnest.
>, maybe I am on more crack than usual, but doesn't this just
> create a new login session?  If I start my screensaver, I want to return
> to my previous session when I type in my password, not start a whole new
> one!

The theory is that if you leave your system running and are logged in,
with the screensaver kicked in (say you left for work), and someone else
wants to use the computer, they just move the mouse and the screensaver
shows you a login screen with the option to put in your password and log
back in as the original user or log in as a different user, leaving the
original session intact.


Alan <alan ufies org> -
"The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches 
us nothing.	        -- Andre Maurois (Emile Herzog)

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