Description of problem:
I have to frequently switch from user1 (using XFCE) to user2 (using GNOME3). The first times the switching works fine, but then suddenly after user2 has typed the password gdm freezes, not allowing any kind of interaction and blocking the display. The only way I can escape from that is Ctrl+Alt+F7... This makes the switching experience very frustrating.
This cannot be easily reproduced. Some times, there are simply big delays in the transition XFCE -> gdm, or in the transition gdm -> GNOME3. Some other times the freeze happens.
However, last time it happen the sequence was as follows:
Log in user1 (XFCE)
Switch to user2 (GNOME3)
Switch to user1
Switch to user2. Here the freeze happens.
I have observed that if user1 session is running for 1 day, then switching to user2 uses to give problems.
Maybe the fact that user1 is a NIS user and user2 is a local user has an impact.
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