"Switch User" option available in the close session box

Bug #153356 reported by Stéphane Graber
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-session (Ubuntu)
ltsp (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The gnome close session window shows a "Switch User" option on LTSP clients that simply doesn't work (and can't work).
It would be good to as it was done for the fast-user-switch-applet disable the user switching possibility for Gnome running on LTSP clients.

Tags: iso-testing
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Scott Balneaves (sbalneav) wrote :

Ollie, is this something we should patch in g-p-m similar to suspend, hibernate, et al? This something we should do for gutsy?


Changed in ltsp:
status: New → Confirmed
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Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :

sadly its not that easy with the switch user option ... its not driven by g-p-m

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Brunni (michaelbrunner) wrote :

It is very easy:

You can make the Door-Icon an logout-Icon. So there is no menu. It just logs out, without confirmation.

Install gTweakUI - Session with the Packet-Manager.

Then open gTweakUI and deactivate the cross at "Show Logout-Menu" or similar.


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Brunni (michaelbrunner) wrote :

Better way to do it is:

sudo gconf-editor

Then go to:

There is a bool-key called logout_prompt.
Set it to false, you can make the key manditory or default by right-clicking.

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Jordan Erickson (lns) wrote :

I can confirm this bug. The workaround I've used in the past is the following:

Edit GConf key: /desktop/gnome/lockdown: disable_user_switching (enable)
Edit GConf key: /apps/panel/global/disabled_applets (add "OAFIID:GNOME_FastUserSwitchApplet" w/o quotes into list)

Make both keys mandatory.

This workaround will remove user switching options in Gnome without having to hack the logout sequence for no confirmation.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun)
Changed in gnome-session:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in ltsp (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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rusivi2 (rusivi2-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD development release - Maverick Meerkat. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed in the next release of Ubuntu. You can find out more about the development release at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/. Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I can't tell which window you're talking about. Is it the window that appears when you press the power button, or when you choose "Log Out", or something else?

If the problem still exists, please provide steps to reproduce it, and a screenshot if possible. Thanks.

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-session (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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