Hi all.- hope you can read my terrible english, i am not sure that i can describe this problem in simple terms, and i am not sure that i use the right terms either, therefore this post is little longer than i think should be necessary if i had the english language with me - so please escuse me for that.
I want to work on my fvwm configuration without screwing up the configuration i am logged in to.
I have a ‘development’ user (testfvwm) and a ‘normal’ user (peter).
As the normal user i used to be logged in on tty7 and the development user was logged in on tty8.
Now i wan’t to log on at tty7 as peter and then instead of need to use tty8 i want to start a nested fvwm-session from tty7 where i can log in as user testfvwm.
I have followed the directions in this gentoo-wiki.com/Xnest guide and have in the testfvwm home directory created the file .xinitrc-fvwm. with theese lines
when i then on a xterm as user testfvwm run this command xinit ~/.xinitrc-fvwm –
which Xnest :5 & i got a window where i am logged into the nested fvwm, but it seems to use the configfiles that belongs to user peter.
When i open an xterm on that ‘subsession.?’ of fvwm and run whoami - it says that i am testfvwm.
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I have tried the same thing with kde as subshell (~/.xinitrc-kde ) , and windowmaker (~/.xinitrc-wmaker ), and there is the same problem with wmaker but not with kde.
I have also tried start the display-manager (in my case i use wdm) as a sub-session to log in as user testfvwm that way, but that doesn’t work at all.
Any ideas someone.?
ps - i dont think that this question is X-specific, and i am not sure either its specific to fvwm or not , so if this is the wrong forum (it probably is) - then escuse me for that and please redirect me to where i should ask about this.