Am Montag, 4. März 2019, 10:26:55 CET schrieb
Carlos E. R.:
On 04/03/2019 04.06, L A Walsh wrote:
On 2/28/2019 1:09 PM, Maximilian Trummer wrote:
> When running two X sessions (KDE Plasma), I've found that the currently
> inactive one seems to get "hibernated" somehow. I couldn't find an
> online because all questions I found were about SSH timeouts and
What do you mean by 'two X sessions'? Starting 2 copies of
the X server? Wouldn't they, by default, collide on ports?
Exit Menu, Switch user. I can then start another session as another user
with Plasma, for instance.
Yes, that's exactly what I meant by 'sessions' here - just KDE's
user' feature that shows SDDM again and lets you start a new KDE Plasma
session. The second session is running as a different user.
When using the first described method, typically
going from one desktop
to the other (ctrl-alt-f8 or f7) locks the departing desktop, and I
suspect it switches the "seat". Sound stops on the departing desktop,
for instance. Maybe Plasma does more, like "pseudo hibernate" the
departing session to conserve resources in the machine for the active
Indeed, KDE seems to basically halt the entire session including audio
Possibly, this is a feature of the display manager, sddm. IMHO, it
should be configurable.