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#1 2016-12-29 20:19:31

MoonKid
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Registered: 2016-07-24
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swtich the user: doesn't work

I use xfce on Debian GNU/Linux unstable on two machines.

On both of them the button and menu entry for "switch the user" is missing. I am not able to login with xfce to another user without logoff the current one.

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#2 2016-12-29 22:05:43

ToZ
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Re: swtich the user: doesn't work

Xfce doesn't actually come with multi-session capabilities like that. In days past, gdmflexiserver used to provide that functionality (with gdm I believe), but it has since been deprecated. I believe that lightdm has similar functionality via the "dm-tool switch-to-greeter" command. If you are using lightdm and are talking about the whiskermenu plugin, add that command in the properties of the plugin for user switching.


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#3 2016-12-29 22:33:29

MoonKid
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Re: swtich the user: doesn't work

So you mean this depends on the used login-manager? Siduction use sddm for that. This could be the reason?

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#4 2016-12-29 23:06:36

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Re: swtich the user: doesn't work

MoonKid wrote:

So you mean this depends on the used login-manager?

I believe so as it would be the mechanism to offer up different concurrent sessions.

Siduction use sddm for that. This could be the reason?

Sorry, but I have no experience or knowledge of sddm's capabilities. If it does support it, it should work. This would be over and above Xfce's functionality.


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