[Bug 36832] User switching is untransparent

Eric Feliksik milouny at gmx.net
Tue Mar 28 15:09:18 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: gdm (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

When I'm logged in with user X, lock my screen, switch to user Y, lock his screen, switch back to user X, I'm back at tty7. That's great. User Y is at tty8. Fine!
But when I log user X out, I expect to return to user Y, at tty8. But instead, the gdm login is shown at tty7. 

This might seem far-fetched, or even logical to those who understand the
underlying implementation. The user-switching thing offers really
interesting usability possibilities, especially where families are using

But making user-switching as transparent as possible is quite important.
Maybe there are other situations possible where the system doesn't work
as expected, but it would be great to catch those too.

(if a developer that feels responsible sees this, please comment on how
you prioritize this bug).

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