cannot switch user, lightdm seems to freeze

Bug #884331 reported by Emmanuel DA MOTA on 2011-10-31
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This bug affects 44 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lightdm (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

having 2 user accounts

-login with user1
- go to the user panel and click on the second user, the greeter screen appears
- enter the user2 password.

nothing happens and lightdm is unusable. i still can return to user1 session using ctrl-alt-f7

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: lightdm 1.0.1-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Oct 31 18:06:14 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
SourcePackage: lightdm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, could you add your lightdm.log to the bug?

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Dirk Rudolph (reindeer05) wrote :
Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New

here's mine

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

And here is mine. This happens to me when trying to switch to the guest account.

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) on 2011-12-22
summary: - cannot swith user, lightdm seems to freeze
+ cannot switch user, lightdm seems to freeze
Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
kallek (hturesson) wrote :

I have a similar problem on 12.04 beta.
Logging out, and then at the login screen, selecting "ubuntu 2D" results in it getting stuck, just showing "logging in ...", but nothing happening. This does not happen if I select "ubuntu 2D" on the first login after boot, or if I select just "ubuntu" on a second login. This problem only occurs when trying to a second (or third ...) time and selecting "ubuntu 2D" and the login screen.

Corrado (corrado-zanella) wrote :

Same problem here. The bug holds for any version from 10.04 to 12.04.?field.comment=Same problem here. The bug holds for any version from 10.04 to 12.04.?field.comment=Same problem here. The bug holds for any version from 10.04 to 12.04.?field.comment=Same problem here. The bug holds for any version from 10.04 to 12.04.

Rene Arts (renearts) wrote :

Same problem here as well. Found a temp solution in using GDM. Though Lightdm is much more visually appealing. Hope it gets fixed soon!

julenissen (dev-falk-petersen) wrote :

Same problem. Very anoying. Attached is my lightdm.log

A workaround is:
- when login is frozen (one can switch selected user with arrows up and down, but can not type or login as any)
- hit ctrl + alt + F7 to get back to user1's session. then switch user from there.

PsYcHoK9 (psychok9) wrote :

Maybe I've the same bug, when I switch often between 2 users, randomly, the screen goes black (standby) and Ubuntu it's totaly freezed!

PsYcHoK9 (psychok9) wrote :

p.s. no key works: ctrl + alt + Fx or ctrl + alt + backspace (previously enabled ofc).

Stephen Turley (turley714) wrote :

I'm having the same problem.. I think. Here is my description from StackExchange.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/369579/why-is-my-system-freezing-when-i-switch-users

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