Bug 484829 - User Desktop Switcher Applet fails (causes GDM to hang?)
User Desktop Switcher Applet fails (causes GDM to hang?)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
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Reported: 2009-02-10 00:57 EST by Jim Gribbin
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:22 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:52:25 EST
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Description Jim Gribbin 2009-02-10 00:57:17 EST
Description of problem: when using switcher to change user, it works the first time, but if I switch again (i.e. - back to 1st user), I get a black screen with only a mouse pointer showing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): User Switch Applet V2.24.0

How reproducible: Every time (2 separate systems, both clean installs)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have 'Desktop Effects' enabled
2. Switch user - OK
3. Switch user again - fail
Actual results: Black screen, unusable desktop

Expected results: change to another user w/ a usable Gnome Desktop

Additional info: workaround seems to be to disable desktop effects
Comment 1 Mike 2009-07-07 22:53:55 EDT
I have a similar problem in Fedora 11 using switcher to change user, it works the first time, but if I switch again gdm hangs (spinning cursor). I do not have desktop effects enabled.

I had no problems in Fedora 10.
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