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Phil Hannent phil at hannent.co.uk
Mon Dec 22 05:39:14 EST 2008


pl.perron wrote:
> The whole family uses the same computer and family account. Can Pidgin 
> be set up for different users of the same computer account? with their 
> own chat accounts and buddies?
As far as I am aware it cannot, it is left up to the Desktop Manager to
implement fast user switching to make this happen.

You might (I haven't tried) be able to launch Pidgin as a different user
using the su command.  Maybe:
su <username> -c 'pidgin'

at a guess.

Regards
Phil Hannent

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