User switching fails [solved]

Michael Knepher mknepher at
Tue Nov 17 16:29:15 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-11-16 at 18:41 -0800, NoOp wrote:
> On 11/14/2009 10:26 PM, Michael Knepher wrote:

> > 
> > So I'm stuck in a situation where it is impossible to switch user
> > accounts without completely logging out of the current user session. My
> > laptop behaves as expected, with Switch User... taking me to the gdm
> > login screen, even though I have only one user account on the system. 
> > 
> > Does anyone have any idea where I might look to try and fix this? I
> > don't know if this is a problem with gdm, the session applet or the user
> > accounts.
> Sorry for not snipping, but figure a reply with the bulk of the post
> might help spur someone else to assist...
> Michael did you get this sorted out, or do you still need help?
Thanks for the bump. I meant to post an update yesterday, but sick kids
and all-- 

The fglrx driver seems to have been the culprit. I came across some
hardy-era bugs that were somewhat similar to my issue, and most of the
suggestions focused on the video drivers. So I removed the fglrx
drivers, restarted the system, and user switching now works. When I get
a chance in the next day or so, I'll figure out where to file a bug.

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