Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473461
User switcher should disable itself if user switching is not available.
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:22:06 EST
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when i try to switch user with "gdm-user-switch-applet" il have this error message. I use gnome+KDM
Steps to Reproduce:
I confirm this. I use XFCE and I switched to using KDM instead of GDM because of bug 433649. Now the "Switch User" function on the lock screen does not work.
The error message is shown after the session has been unlocked:
"Unable to start new display"
"The name org.gnome.DisplayManager was not provided by any .service files"
User switching requires gdm. We could hide or desensitize the UI if gdm isn't running, but it's not going to function without gdm.
ok for that, but t think, it's a good idea to use "user switching" without having a particular session manager. We could have the choice of session or desktop environment. Actually, cause of new gdm (without gdmsetup), a big number of user switch to KDE. It's a real problem.
Sorry, i write KDE instead of KDM.
GDM is what does the user switching, though. Each user session is running on a separate display, so you need a display manager to manage switching between the displays...
i knew that, but i thought we could use another mecanism. Anyway , must wait now for a better gdm (actually using KDM) . Any information of new gdm?
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