Switch-User fails for kde

Rich Mahn rich at lat.com
Fri Jun 26 14:18:56 UTC 2009


Problem:
   Switch-User doesn't seem to work for KDE.

Details:

   I login with kde as my desktop.  Then I select switch-user from the
application menu.  A popup pops up warning me that this will start a
new desktop.  I select the button to go ahead.  The screen goes blank
for a few seconds.  Then the lockscreen prompt asks me for the password.
I enter it and am back where I was before.

   If I login with gnome as the desktop, the switch-user works as expected.
However, at least once, I did the following:
1.  login with gnome as desktop.
2.  switch-user and login with kde as desktop.
3.  attempt switch-user from second desktop.  The result was that
    the first desktop crashed and I couldn't access any of the
    virtual terminals with alt-ctl-F#.  Typing alt-ctl-F3, for example
    gave me a botched screen (as did most other atl-ctl-F#).  With the
    botched screen, I could still return to my kde desktop with atl-ctl-F8.

Configuration:

    I'm using a fresh install of F11 for X86_64.  This has occurred on
two different systems (the only ones I've tried).  On one I'm using
the radeon driver, on the other a nouveau, so it isn't that likely to
be a video driver problem.


Does anyone else have this problem?  Does anyone know how to fix it?


Thanks
Rich




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