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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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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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After Suspension can't write with bluetooth keyboard

I have a strange error. When I put my computer to Suspension and turn it on, I can't fill in my password with my bluetooth keyboard. Instead, I must click on "switch users", THEN in the menu, the ...
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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.