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[Bug 557779] Re: "switch from..." option results in lost x sessions


Jason Brooks, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been
any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an
issue? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development
release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please run the following command in
the development release from a Terminal
(Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather
and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available (not the daily folder) following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested. For example:

This can be done by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon next to the word Tags located at the bottom of the bug description. As well, please remove the tag:

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:

As well, please remove the tag:

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's
Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results. Thank you for your

** Project changed: indicator-applet => linux (Ubuntu)

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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  "switch from..." option results in lost x sessions

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Bug description:
  I'm running Lucid 64bit, installing updates every day. I have two
  users on my machine, and I switch between them using the indicator
  applet. Sometimes, the switch works without issue. Sometimes, the
  switched-to session does not appear, and the screen is black until I
  find the first session by trying control-shift-f7, control-shift-f8,
  etc. Other times, I switch, the second session does not appear, and I
  can't find the first session, either, and I have to restart gdm from
  control-shift-f1. Still other times, I can't reach any virtual
  terminal -- all are black -- and I have to break out of the situation
  by ssh'ing in from another machine on my network.

  I realize that this bug may well not be with the indicator applet, but
  the applet is where I'm triggering it.

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