In an effort to protect my personal files in my home directory, I am trying to run certain applications as an alternate user, but under the same graphical environment.
I have enabled X permissions by running the command:
However, when I run a program like iceweasel (firefox) as the alternate user, there are a bunch of error messages in the console like this one:
(iceweasel:10304): dconf-CRITICAL **: unable to create directory '/run/user/1000/dconf': Permission denied. dconf will not work properly.
And a popup appears when the application starts which says:
An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for iceweasel. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly.
In the first error message dconf is trying to create a folder called
/run/user/1000/dconf but that's my main user (1000), not the id of the alternate user that is running the program (1001).
Is there a way to make dconf work correctly in this scenario?