How do you login to 2 sessions with same user with lightdm?

Asked by James Duley on 2013-11-28

When I've got one DE session running (Cinnamon in my case) on tty1 then I go switch user and lightdm pops up on tty2. If I were then to choose a different user and login it loads the new session on tty2, however if I choose my user but with a different WM/DE it just kicks me back to tty1 with Cinnamon.
I'm trying some new WMs so I want to be able to leave my main session running in case I don't know the commands for the new WM (and can't even open an internet browser to look them up, it's happened to me before).

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2013-11-28
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2013-12-13
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) said : #1

lightdm only supports one session per user.

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