Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188541
Fast user switching doesn't work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:30 EST
Description of problem:
When I activate user switching in gconf and then lock the screen,
gnome-screensaver allows me to pick a user to switch to, but then does nothing
and returns me to the locked screen - i.e. I never get the chance to login as
the other user.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.enable user_switch_enabled in gconf
3.Click of "switch user" on the lock dialogue
4.Select user to switch to and click "switch user"
Nothing happens - screen is still locked as original user
Ask for password for new user and switch to that user.
I see that a couple people are CC'ed on this. Are you experiencing the same
problems? More comments would help get a response on this.
I'm seeing a similar problem, but only with the default fedora bubbles
screensaver. If I choose a different screensaver that has the default
screensaver it works fine.
What happens is that the if I enable the user_switch_enabled flag, the lock
dialogue box never comes up and I would have to switch to a different vt in
order to get it to work.
Is this a duplicate of bug #190339?
The behavior they describe is different from mine, but perhaps it is related.
Hi! After the today's big update I checked it and it works.
But one is strange for me: after how I am choosing which user I want to change
to, I am getting the standard screen of logging on, after choosing the user for
the second time and giving the password logging on is taking place. Then all
goes right. Later (evening, I hope) I will try to check whether it is not a
fault of my conf.
After today's big Fedora Core 5 update, or Rawhide update?
I confirmed Comment #5 above in an up to date Fedora Core 5 system.
This seems to be the currently intended behaviour: the "Switch user..." thing
appears to be actually spawning a nested X server.
(In reply to comment #6)
> After today's big Fedora Core 5 update, or Rawhide update?
FC5 stable, with repos: core, core-update, extras & livna
With the latest updates (2006-06-12) and gnome-screensaver-2.14.2-1, I still get
the same problem as described in comment #0. When I run gnome-screensaver from
the command-line, I see:
(gnome-screensaver-dialog:1835): Screensaver-Fast-User-Switch-CRITICAL **: Could
not parse GDM configuration file `/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf': No such file or directory
which is the same kind of error as in bug #190339.
User switching (from the gnome-screenaver locking screen) works for me now with
gdm-2.14.9-1 just pushed to FC-5 updates. Looks like it might have been a gdm
This problem got resolved some time ago.