Bug 473461 - User switcher should disable itself if user switching is not available.
User switcher should disable itself if user switching is not available.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-28 11:19 EST by Franck WIATROWSKI
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:22 EST (History)
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Description Franck WIATROWSKI 2008-11-28 11:19:43 EST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr; rv: Gecko/2008111217 Fedora/3.0.4-1.fc10 Firefox/3.0.4

when i try to switch user with "gdm-user-switch-applet" il have this error message. I use gnome+KDM 

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1 Jayson King 2008-11-28 19:32:00 EST
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"
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-12-01 14:35:16 EST
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.
Comment 3 Franck WIATROWSKI 2008-12-01 15:18:04 EST
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.
Comment 4 Franck WIATROWSKI 2008-12-01 15:26:10 EST
Sorry, i write KDE instead of KDM.
Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-12-01 15:50:12 EST
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...
Comment 6 Franck WIATROWSKI 2008-12-01 15:58:09 EST
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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