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I am new to Linux and Ubuntu.

I need to run multiple instances of desktop Telegram. I saw the answers in How can I use multiple accounts with Telegram?

I do not understand how can I use the answer.

I extracted tsetup.1.1.23.tar.xz. and then opened the terminal and cd to that directory.

Also I created another administrator user named atk2 with no password.

I tried running telegram as another user like this:

sudo -u user2 ./Telegram

but it does not work. I get

No protocol specified
QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display :0
./Telegram(_ZN14SignalHandlers8internal7HandlerEiP7siginfoPv+0x175)[0xe52725]
./Telegram(_ZN14SignalHandlers8internal12DumpCallbackERKN15google_breakpad18MinidumpDescriptorEPvb+0x2e)[0xe52f7e]
./Telegram(_ZN15google_breakpad16ExceptionHandler12GenerateDumpEPNS0_12CrashContextE+0x3d4)[0x10b83e4]
./Telegram(_ZN15google_breakpad16ExceptionHandler13SignalHandlerEiP7siginfoPv+0x97)[0x10b86f7]
/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0(+0x13150)[0x7f6673f36150]
/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(gsignal+0xcb)[0x7f667360d0bb]
/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(abort+0x16d)[0x7f667360ef5d]
./Telegram[0x1d6007e]
./Telegram(_ZN14QXcbConnectionC2EP19QXcbNativeInterfacebjPKc+0x97c)[0x1495bfc]
./Telegram(_ZN15QXcbIntegrationC1ERK11QStringListRiPPc+0x31e)[0x146971e]
./Telegram[0x14683bd]
./Telegram[0x1c3cb5d]
./Telegram[0x19810e5]
./Telegram[0x1981eb5]
./Telegram[0x1f1b63c]
./Telegram[0x198358c]
./Telegram[0x1657ad9]
./Telegram(_ZN11ApplicationC2ERiPPc+0x1e)[0xe5f13e]
./Telegram(main+0x8a)[0x8c94ea]
/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xf1)[0x7f66735f71c1]
./Telegram[0x8e6b1d]
Aborted

I also tried

mkdir ~/.telegram2ndprofile
Telegram -many -workdir ~/.telegram2ndprofile

but I get this error in using telegram command.

# telegram -many -workdir ~/.telegram2ndprofile
usage: telegram [-ynsr] user [ttyname] [message...]

What should I do to run multiple telegram instances?

  • This Telegram should be telegram... I believe that link suggest you do sudo -u otheruser ./Telegram as another user to achieve that – George Udosen Nov 30 '17 at 14:19
  • You have to create another profile for the other user and use it like so telegram -many -workdir ~/.telegram2ndprofile – George Udosen Nov 30 '17 at 14:23
  • does it mean that I need to create some ubuntu user (from control panel like Window OS) and then run this command? also if possible I look for a way that not need create another user. – mostafa a Nov 30 '17 at 14:27
  • @George . I create another account with name "user2". but I can not use the answer. would you please write a complete example? – mostafa a Nov 30 '17 at 16:10
  • also I have another question about this forum. I see a question at the top of my question "This question may already have an answer here: askubuntu.com/questions/718912/…" ................ but, as I need more detail about using the answer, I asked this question. ............. does I need to put my question under that question? – mostafa a Nov 30 '17 at 16:15
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Finally, I learned it. here is the detail of solution.

  1. download tsetup.1.1.23.tar.xz
  2. extract it.

    it is better to copy "Telegram" file from extracted folder to "/home/youruser/" . because you can simply open the Terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T.

  3. open a Terminal on that folder.

  4. create some folder for each Telegram account. for example:
makedir ~/tel
makedir ~/tel2
  1. run the Telegram as
./Telegram -many -workdir ~/tel
  1. for second user, open another Terminal and run Telegram as
./Telegram -many -workdir ~/tel2

more option

how can close the terminal without terminating the Telegram process?

I found the solution from here. How to keep processes running after ending ssh session?

install "screen" application

sudo apt-get install screen

Type screen in Terminal and Enter. screen Then start the Telegram.

./Telegram -many -workdir ~/tel  

return back to the terminal and

Press Ctrl-A then Ctrl-D.

Thanks for your helps.

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