[Solved] Lightdm switch user doesnt work with locked screen

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thunderkiss65
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[Solved] Lightdm switch user doesnt work with locked screen

Postby thunderkiss65 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:29 pm

When I lock the screen and click the switch user icon at the login screen nothing happens.
I then unlock the screen to see a dialog saying, "You do not seem to be logged in on the console. Starting a new login only works on the console."

Linux Mint 18.3
Cinnamon 3.6.6
lightdm 1.18.3
Last edited by thunderkiss65 on Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Lightdm switch user doesnt work with locked screen

Postby Cosmo. » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:43 pm

I cannot reproduce it.

If I lock the screen and click in the lock screen the switch user icon I get back to the login page. I can now either re-enter my first account or log in as another user. From there locking the screen again and going again from the lock screen to the login page I can again re-enter any of the accounts.

In my case it is fresh install of 18.3, not an upgraded system (in case that this should make a difference).

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Re: Lightdm switch user doesnt work with locked screen

Postby thunderkiss65 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:48 pm

Thanks for the reply. I installed light dm using this:
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3306

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Re: Lightdm switch user doesnt work with locked screen

Postby Cosmo. » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:50 pm

So an upgraded system. We will have to wait if the issue gets also reported by others, who have upgraded.

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Re: Lightdm switch user doesnt work with locked screen

Postby smurphos » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:28 am

I'm an upgrader currently on 18.3 who installed LightDM moving on 18.1 to 18.2 and switch user works OK for me.

May or may not make any difference but when I installed LightDM I purged rather than removed MDM. After purging MDM you'll need to reconfigure lightDM and reboot the machine...

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apt purge mdm
sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
sudo reboot

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Re: Lightdm switch user doesnt work with locked screen

Postby thunderkiss65 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:51 am

Thanks smurphos. That solved the problem. :D


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