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Old 12-31-2015, 11:37 AM   #1
sparrow555
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Can't switch between users- Mint 17.3


Hi all
I think I have an unusual problem. Everything has been working fine until I created another standard user in Linux. Now I can't switch back to my admin account. Every time I click on "Menu"->"Log-out"->"Switch users" Mint just logs me out and logs me back in to the guest account I have created.
While I am being logged out I can see my admin log on screen for a fraction of a second and then back to the guest account.
As this account is a standard quest account I cannot open "Users and groups" folder.
Additionally a password is assigned to this account which I have not created.
I have tried booting the system in the recovery mode but it still logs me in to the guest account.
I use Mint 17.3 Rosa 64 bit.
Does anyone have any suggestions why I cannot switch back to my admin account?
Any chance it can be done through the terminal? Is it a bug in Mint?
I would be grateful for any help.
Thanks!
Sparrow
 
Old 12-31-2015, 03:34 PM   #2
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Nice writeup here: http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/u...autologin.html Read it first. Then press CTRL-ALT-F2 keys at the same time. This will take you to a text-mode login screen. Log in with the admin account, edit the /etc/mdm/mdm.conf file. Maybe check for a "TimedLoginDelay=" setting and a "TimedLogin=" values and adjust as desired. I'm thinking that you may not have the TimedLoginDelay, or it is set to 0.
 
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:14 PM   #3
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Hi Gsidious!

Your suggestion solved the problem.
I have edited the mdm.conf file as suggested in the link you gave me and it solved the problem.
Thanks for your help!

sparrow555
 
  


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