[xubuntu-users] Secondary login doesn't work in 14.04

Fred Roller fredroller66 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 02:20:08 UTC 2014


On 10/14/2014 05:42 PM, MR ZenWiz wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Lluís Forns <enboig at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  From your 1st session you can "switch user" and a new X session is started
>>
> How do I "switch user?"  I don't see any menu with that in it.
>
xubuntu 14.04 no longer has the "action button" in the upper right hand 
which would have been the normal place to find switch user, provided you 
created a user for your son(others) to use.  If you want the "action 
button" back:

1. [right click] panel bar -> Panel -> Add New Items...
2. [left click] "Action Buttons" -> Add -> Close

Even after adding user and action button "Switch user" fail to activate 
and may need another option turned back on of which I am currently unaware.


Seems a basic question and hate asking but did you create a user for 
your son to use? As your original post said he would be using the 
"other" option at log in which only asks for a user name.  Any user with 
a id number >999 will be listed on the log in list and he would not need 
the "other" option.  You would simply need to create a desktop user and 
log out of your session (provided you are not leaving anything running 
ofc).  Once logged out his user would be seen.  The "other" option, if I 
am understanding you, is for user like my itadmin account I put on 
clients' system which has an id# <1000 and is not listed on the log in 
screen user list.  Then again, perhaps I am misunderstanding you and 
apologize.

-- 
- Fred

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