On 27 Sep 2014 08:56, "Florian Pelz" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Yes, it seems to still be broken in 3.14. I have had no issues without switching, but now that I tried it:
- The first time I "switched users" to myself, GNOME froze in the
activities when I tried to open a terminal (because I had forgotten to give the new test user a password). I switched to a virtual console and did a reboot.
- The second time I clicked the "Switch User" button I wanted to check
how many virtual terminals were open. It froze completely (except for standby nothing worked) when I switched terminals, although maybe that's because of the Intel driver. I did a non-clean poweroff.
- The third time I actually switched users. I could not switch back
anymore from the log-in screen of the test user. When I tried the log-in-as-different-user button the screen was only gray with a pointer. I had to manually Ctrl+Alt+F2, which gave me the test user's log-in screen again. After repeating this for a while it froze and I rebooted. journalctl shows gdm-password repeatedly complaining that
Sep 27 08:32:39 floriannotebook gdm-password]: pam_unix(gdm-password:auth): conversation failed Sep 27 08:32:39 floriannotebook gdm-password]: pam_unix(gdm-password:auth): auth could not identify password for [archie] Sep 27 08:32:39 floriannotebook gdm-password]: gkr-pam: no password is available for user
even though archie has a password; I also could log-in as archie. I did not see anything with shadow opacity in the journal though.
So I think what you mean is still broken.
Thank you for taking the time to report your problems. This is very useful for me. I'll postpone the upgrade until I have time to investigate the issues... and if I can't fix them, at least I can prepare to switch from Gnome. I am quite baffled by the way switch user functionality seem to be almost untested in Gnome releases.