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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 ...
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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 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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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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18.10 Switch User Closes Running Applications

I couldn't find a thread properly addresses the issue that I am seeing, so I am asking here. Ubuntu Gnome 18.10 fresh install less than 24 hours ago. Updated the system. Installed various ...
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18.04 Switch users stops working after a while

After a reboot, I am generally able to switch users, and this works for a while. However, after some time the switch user option returns me to the password dialogue for the current user, and clicking ...
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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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Ubuntu 19.04 lacks Switch User option in Non-Admin account

The introductory procedure is: Click on down pointer in the upper right hand corner Click on user-id For a Standard Account the options are: Log Out Account Settings The Switch User option is ...
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Change login user for SDDM under LUbuntu 18.04

SDDM is a modern display manager for X11 aiming to be fast, simple and beautiful. It uses modern technologies like QtQuick to create smooth, animated user interfaces. However, my SDDM login ...
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19.04 Switch user option is gone

As a logged in user I no longer have the option in the righthand menu to switch users. Why was this removed? Is there anyway to get it back?
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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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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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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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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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“Switch User” gives black screen and a mouse cursor in Ubuntu 18.04. How to fix this issue?

On several occasions, when I click on "Switch User" I would be directed to a black screen with a mouse cursor where the mouse cursor may work in a very lagging manner and nothing else seems to work(no ...
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How to re-start a script or a service when user switch over to another user?

I am looking for a solution on how to start or restart a service or execute a shell script whenever user switches from one user to another in a gnome environment. A case where a linux system has ...
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Huge stack of credential dialogs when switching user

I have reported this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+bug/1831332 My question is that what would be the correct package/component for this? I filed that against update-...
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Switch user not available for second user in 19.04

I have 2 users on my system, an admin (first user made during installation) and a normal user. When I click on the icons on the top right, and then on my name I sometimes get 3 options, Log Out, ...
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Making a file run every time an user account is logged in and also every time the user is switched in ubuntu 18.04

I'm a beginner to Ubuntu, working on a script to save the current user name in a file in /tmp.. Previously I've used /etc/gdm3/PostLogin/Default script to do this #!bin/sh current_user= "$...
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Ubuntu 18.04: System suspends immediately after change user after wake-up

I have two users in the system (user A and B) The system is configured to enter sleep after 15min. When both users are logged in and user A is inactive for 15min, the system suspends. After wake-up ...
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How to switch from ubuntu to window 7?

I want to ask. I'm using window 7 and I'm trying to install ubuntu. So my computer is running 2 operating system. My problem right now is I can't switch back to windows and I don't have the option to ...
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Can't login Ubuntu

I copied all Ubuntu system files to /home/ubuntu to obtain full Ubuntu operate system in Termux. The Ubuntu system has a user with password. Termux is an app that provide part of Linux environment. ...
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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