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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Ubuntu cannot switch user

I am using ubuntu15.04. I have the superuser account and another user account. I can login either account with no problem. I clicked the gear button at the top right corner. I did see the two accounts ...
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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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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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switch user leads to black screen

I'm on the latest 14.04 with nvidia-331 drivers installed. Everything runs smoothly just when I try to switch user I get a black screen. Suspend and logout works with no problems. Somehow I managed ...
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Running a bash script on “Switch User”?

I've had my first dabble with bash and got a working script going for each user on session start which checks if a NAS share is mounted and if it is unmounts it and mounts as the current user. This ...
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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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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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User switching broken in 14.04

I just upgraded to 14.04. I have an nVidia graphics card and am using the nVidia driver (proprietary, tested). I am using gdm as I don't light the look of lightdm (also, I have two monitors and it ...