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Switch user after upgrade to 14.04 not working

i did an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. Now the switch user option does not work any more. the logged in user has to log out before any other user can log in. Any idea how to fix this ? Peter
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Lock screen does not display all users (ubuntu 14.04)

When I lock my screen using Ctrl+Alt+L, I am not able to see other users listed within the lock screen so I can switch instead. The lock screen shows only my name as an option for login, however I ...
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Removal of the Lock/Switch Account menu in gnome desktop Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

We are looking for a way to remove the list of previously logged on users from the shutdown menu in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running Gnome Classic Desktop. We have lots of computers in a lab environment where ...
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Missing mouse after switching account

I have an old Acer Aspire 6920G with Ubuntu 14.04 and lightdm installed keeping the existing /home partition and two working users. When I switch from a user to the other I miss the mouse on the ...
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how to disable password prompt for switch users?

In 14.04, how can I switch between users on the console without entering a password? This has been asked by others many times over the years (such as here), and it seems it always gets redirected to ...
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How can I enable user switching in Xubuntu?

I've just installed Xubuntu 14.04 in my desktop PC but I just cannot get user switching working. It's funny because in the session menu on top right it does appear but in gray and unclickable just ...
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Cannot enter password in lock screen dialog after long suspend

I am currently using Ubuntu 13.10 and recently I've noticed that after my ASUS K56CB laptop goes into suspend mode, and is left like that for a long time (about an hour or more), the password input ...
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How to prevent “Switch User Account” in Ubuntu 12.04 from logging me out?

The title of the feature, "Switch User Account", suggests that the current user's information is safe and can be restored. However, when I log back in to my account after a "Switch User Account", my ...
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Switch user issue with 12.04?

Switch user has been working very well for me until 1 week ago. I install updates regularly. I have 2 users: one doesn't have a password and hence Ubuntu logs in to this user automatically upon boot. ...
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Unable to switch users in 13.10

Since I upgraded to ubuntu 13.10 (from 13.04), it's not always possible to switch users: a black screen and an arrow are displayed when an attempt is made to switch from a logged-in account to another ...
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Problem changing users in Ubuntu 13.10

I got problem with changing users. I got two user accounts, one root and one normal user. When normal user login and after a while lock screen appears or you try to change user and you press change ...
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Screen goes black when trying to switch users on Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell XPS L502X laptop last night. I set it up as a dual boot with Windows 8.1. I was testing the GUI to make sure all features work. Examples: Software Updater ...
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Unmanaged network for second user

I use Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell studio XPS laptop and we usually have two users logged on. When not using the computer we close the lid, which puts it to sleep. If user one, the one first logged on, ...
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What is the purpose of the 'nobody' user?

After I read List all human users I noticed that there is a user account named 'nobody' in my Ubuntu system. Also I noticed that I can login in this account from terminal using the following command ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 users switching without password [duplicate]

My wife and I share the same PC, we only use two different users for easier switching between each other's task without interrupting anything. We're not concerned about privacy nor security. Whatever ...
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access to guest for internal drive partitions

In ubuntu guest user can access internal drive partitions only after entering the password of admin but after that guest have access to all drives. Is their is any way to set system in such a way ...
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New install and I can't get Ubuntu to work

First of all what happened > I made an Ubuntu live USB to install Ubuntu Raring Ringtail. After Ubuntu said that "it has installed successfully and you need to restart your computer" (Why it doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome Remix: Gnome-Shell crashes when changing user/exiting session

As the title says, i got Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome Remix edition, i installed some Gnome Shell Extensions (Application menù, Netspeed, Impatience and User Themes) but i found out that they are not the cause ...
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How to set keyboard shortcut for “switch user” in Xubuntu?

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut in Xubuntu (13.04), but I have no idea what to put for the command. What is the command for invoking switch user?
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Multiple User Account bit-torrent client

So I recently setup Ubuntu 12.04, and currently looking for a bit-torrent client where I can create multiple user accounts. The plan is to have more than 1 user accounts, and each user can monitor ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 display artefacts/freezes after switching users?

Some time ago I noticed a strange behaviour on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04. Here's a detailed description of the problem: I log into my account, work for some time, and then somebody else wants ...
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Switch User, Logout, Lock Screen--All Broken

At various times, which I can't pin down exactly, my 12.10 with Unity fails to lock the screen after timeout, fails to log me out when I click Log Out, fails to switch users when I command it, fails ...
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How to switch user in gnome shell?

I am using gnome-shell on Ubuntu 12.04. On the guest account, I have this handy option switch user, but when I am logged into my own account it is not there for some reason. Why isn't it there ...
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Should switching users switch TTY as well?

In trying to troubleshoot user switching hangs and irregularity's I noticed if I log in as user A then switch to user B, and then press, (TTY7) will take me directly back to the unlock prompt for ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 black-screen and totally freezes switch user [closed]

How to troubleshoot this issue is my question. I don't know how to go about this. I set up an account for my wife to use the computer for her homework. I log in automatically. She logs in and ...
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Run script after switching user account “to the same account”

In Ubuntu, when I click on Switch User Account... and then choose the same account to log in (for example if my name is John Smith, I click on switch user account and then log into the John Smith ...
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After changing user, can't go back to previous session [closed]

Here is what is happening in details, in my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS desktop installation: I log in as user "A" Without terminating the session, I switch to user "B" Now, I've done what I wanted as user ...
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Cannot login to newly created user account

Trying to switch accounts to my newly created account I get a black screen and then it takes me back to the main login screen after entering the correct password. Upon logging into my previously ...
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3answers
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How do I switch users?

How does one switch users in Unity? (i.e., in the GUI, not sudo.) I really want to launch another X session using a different WM, without abandoning the current one.
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How to remove 'system settings' from title bar of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I want to remove System settings, Displays, software up to Date from the unity bar (title bar) of the new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
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Unable to switch users in Ubuntu 12.04

Whenever I try to switch users in Ubuntu 12.04 it goes to a black screen with a cursor and hangs. If I do the ctrl-alt-F6 (or any F1-6 button for that matter) it will switch to a command prompt and ...
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How can I invoke a user switch from the command line?

In 11.10 I used 'gdmflexiserver -xnest' to switch users without logging out however I think gdm has now been completely removed. I'm trying to bind a keyboard shortcut to do the equivalent of 'Me ...
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Why does switching users completely hang my system every time?

I have a fresh install of 11.04 64bit, with 2 administrator accounts and 4 normal accounts. The 4 normal accounts (the kids' accounts) don't have passwords, they can login simply by clicking on ...