Simpler user switching : was [Re: display manager question]

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Tue May 22 04:02:05 UTC 2007

On Mon, 21 May 2007 21:58:22 -0400
Paul Kaplan <pkaplan1 at> wrote:

>I'm envisioning some sort of uber-interface/screensaver/display 
> manager that appears after booting, a few minutes of inactivity or logout, 
> accepts a username and password, and then directs the user to their own 
> virtual terminal.

Actually even without gdmflexiserver you can use the screensaver's lock
mechanism either from the logout options, or by hitting

ctrl + alt + L

This gives you a small login window that has the option to switch users by
logging in as someone else - the functionality is the same as I
described in my previous post.


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