I am trying to open a second X session with unity on display :1.
For this to achieve I open another terminal (e.g. tty 6) with
6 and login as the user whose desktop session I want to start. When I start the X session with unity as a client on display :1, unity loads but does not adhere to my desktop settings.
This is how I start the session:
$ startx /usr/bin/unity -- :1
This does not work properly:
- Startup applications don't start.
- dconf settings are not read (e.g.
- The language of the desktop is not correct (This user's desktop should be English while my main user has a German desktop).
- ... maybe other stuff I did not notice.
I also tried to start X with
$ startx -- :1
This shows the correct desktop wallpaper but does not show anything else (no xterm, no panels, no dash, ...). But
T opens a decorated terminal and I can start
unity. That loads unity with almost everything I need. But the language still is German.
I also tried appending
~/.xinitrc but that did not change anything.
Can someone point out my mistakes? An optimal solution for me would be to being able to start a second unity session with
startx -- :1.