User switching is broken

Greg Swift xaeth at
Tue Mar 13 03:26:18 UTC 2012

2012/3/12 Sérgio Basto <sergio at>

> On Mon, 2012-03-12 at 23:04 +0100, nodata wrote:
> > User switching between different users on X is broken.
> >
> > It's not just broken for me, everyone I have asked has experienced the
> > same problem:
> >
> > Clicking "Switch user" will often or sometimes lead to a hung screen.
> > The switcher doesn't show the correct virtual terminal. Killing the
> > switcher with ctrl+alt+backspace is one solution, the alternative is
> > manually switching virtual consoles.
> I don't had any problem, but also don't switch much.
> what Fedora Release ?
> what X11 loads ? (cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log|  grep drivers)
> what it is yours graphic card ?
> what is your windows manager ?
> you use kdm or gdm or other ?
I had the exact same experience.  my wife and I switch a lot.  I changed
from nouveau to nvidia and my problem _mostly_ went away. Its only happened
to me once since, so I assumed that was the problem/fix.  Unfortunately,
I've trained the wife on the ctrl+alt+bksp so now I don't know how often
she has the issue.

Release: I had the issue on f16 (I skipped 15, so can not speak to that)
Drivers pre-nvidia:
[499406.597] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/
[499406.598] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/
[499406.598] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/
[499406.648] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/

Drivers post-nvidia:
[   216.734] (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse'
or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[   218.200] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/
[   218.300] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/

Video card:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [GeForce G210]
(rev a2)

wm: gnome-shell


the bug I found was:

but i don't know if that is the one OP was referring to.
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