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Old 11-22-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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Cannot find option for Switching betwee Users in KDE


Hello all,

I would like to be able to switch from one user to another user but I can't find the option anywhere in any tab or panel.

When I click on K-Menu all that there is are the following:

End Current Session
Turn Off Computer
Restart Computer
Cancel

Any suggestions where in the system I can locate or how to do this will be appreciated.

Logging in and out of users is a real pain.

Thanks

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Old 11-22-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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You can open a terminal and use the su command to change to that user in that terminal console. If wanting to be a different user in the KDE gui then I know of no way to do that. But if you su in the console then you can start the gui app if that is what you are after from that.

Brian
 
Old 11-23-2007, 09:51 AM   #3
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Misread the post I know what you mean now. The item you mention would not under the logout section which seems to be the 4 options you mention. On mine it is a seperate item in the KDE menu located as second one up from the logout item in the kmenu.

Now why it is not there can be because of a few things off the top of my head. I wonder if you have this line in /etc/X11/xdm/kdmrc. Check to see if there and not remmed out.
ReserveServers=:1,:2,:3

If a # is infront remove it or if not there then place it under the General section like this.
# Default is ":0"
StaticServers=:0
# List of on-demand displays. See StaticServers for syntax.
# Default is ""
ReserveServers=:1,:2,:3

Now restart X server if that was remmed out or missing.

If that does not do it then do the following.
Copy /usr/share/config/kdeglobals to /home/username/.kde/share/config
username represents your username home folder.

Then edit the copied version of kdeglobals and in the [KDE Action Restriction] section and add the following to it.

start_new_session=true

Logout and login may do it but may require a restart of the X server.

Brian

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Old 11-23-2007, 07:59 PM   #4
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Thanks Brian,

I was fooling around with a few things and found the following in a part of K-Menu:

"New Login" it worked wonders. Thanks again for you help.
 
  


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