Ubuntu Switch User logs me out

When I leave my computer, sometimes my daughter comes along. She presses a key to deactivate the screen-saver, and presses "Switch User" to log herself in to her account.When finished, she logs out -- but I too am logged out. Switch User seems to log me out.What can I do to solve this prob ...

Ubuntu switch running apps with hotkeys

I'm looking for a way to switch between running apps with configurable hotkeys.E.g. shift+ctrl+alt+F switches to FireFox, shift+ctrl+alt+C switches to console, etc.Any ideas how to do that with linux / ubuntu gnome? ...

Ubuntu Switch to Ububtu without CD?

everyone, I was wondering if someone may be able to help me. I installed Kubuntu 6.06 a few days ago because I found the Live CD I ordered and I had completely forgotten about. I have a ThinkPad laptop and I installed Kubuntu, even though I really wanted Ubuntu but I couldn't find the CD for that. T ...

Ubuntu switch from brasero

When I first installed Ubuntu and put in a blank dvd to write, I was asked which app to use as the default. I chose Brasero. Now I would like to switch that to gnomebaker. How would I go about making that switch, so gnomebaker opens when I insert a blank dvd? ...

Ubuntu switch languages.

Is there an easy way to switch between languages in ubuntu ?Because I see no language-bar/icon.I work with different languages : French, English, Arabic and German, so when I translate a text, or just go from window to window, I'd like the system to follow the tongue.Any help ? ...

Ubuntu switch Gnome to KDE back and forth?

As a gray haired n00b my ignorance is deep. Can I switch back and forth from Gnomee to KDE and back in my install of Ubuntu 8.10 during a single session? ...

Ubuntu 'switch between windows' shortcut not working

I somehow managed to screw up my 'switch between windows shortcut' when changing the settings for compiz. Now I cannot get it to work at all, despite trying to solutions on this and other forums. I removed compiz with the software center and my alt-tab shortcut still didn't work--although it IS enab ...

Ubuntu Switch Button

Recently I saw a netbook that was dual booted with android and windows 7.The default OS was android.It has a peeled back tab in the corner of the screen that said "switch to windows".When click windows 7 would be on the screen.Anyway , my question is this :Is there anything similar to this ...

Ubuntu Switch between boot splash modes

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. How can I switch between text-based splash and GUI splash? My computer is currently showing a purple text based splash screen when booting Ubuntu. How can I switch it to GUI mode? ...

Ubuntu Switch User > Logout > Black Screen of Death...

Edit: At this time, I was using 10.04 for my non-LTS UbuntuI have been using Ubuntu for years, but only recently added a couple of other (non-admin) users.Now, I have a frequent problem, the simplest scenario being:Log-in User A (admin)Switch Users to User BLogout User BInstead of a Login screen I g ...

Ubuntu Switch to VirtualBox

I currently have both Windows 7 (32 bit, thinking of going 64) and Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit) dual booted on my machine. I was thinking (for hardware and some software compatibility reasons) of switching to using Ubuntu in a virtual Only environment. If I do then my Emulator of Choice is Virtual Box as I ...

Ubuntu Switch of right alt with insert

I have ubuntu 10.04 and I want to switch right alt with insert. It's because I have strange keyboard :P. So I change scancodes in /user/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdev, and after reboot it works exactly the same :(. I checked scancodes with xev.Solved :)xmodmap -e 'keycode 118=0xfe03'xmodmap -e 'keycod ...

Ubuntu switch between gtk+ and gtk2

I'm using ubuntu 10.04LTS with gnome.I had to install gtk+ today (this program i was compiling said it needed it) and i managed to get gtk+ working. but now the entire OS has switched to gtk+ (it's all grey and nasty).Can I switch back to gtk2 without un-installing gtk+? ...

Ubuntu Switch User goes to Lock Screen

I have a problem with Switch User on a newly installed Ubuntu 10.04 on Asus Eee 1101ha. When I try to use Switch User, I just get to the Lock Screen of the currently logged in user, where I'm asked to enter a password.There is also "Switch User" button on the Lock Screen - the screen gets ...

Ubuntu Switch bettween multiple os's on a multi-boot pc?

Ok, i am new here and just installed ubuntu last night, with dual boot towards xp and ubuntu 9.1 on my pc. But was wondering if there is a way to switch bettween the two withOUT rebooting. ...

Ubuntu Switch User does Lock Screen

The only things I can find on this topic are:https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fast-user-switch-applet/+bug/195114and...http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=699436...neither of which call out, directly, what I am referring to. When I click "Switch User...", no matter which user ...

Ubuntu Switch from XTERM to Gnome/GUI?

I did a very dumb thing, and now I'm stuck in XTERM mode (where only the terminal shows up).I switched the environment (via the login screen) from Gnome/GUI to XTERM. Now, whenever I start Ubuntu, it automatically logs me in, and goes to the terminal. Is there a way I can go back to the login screen ...

Ubuntu switch user cannot communicate with gdm

I've got a problem outlined here:https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdm/+bug/397223Switching users doesn't work... clicking on the "Log out <user>..." main menu entry opens the dialog, but selecting "Switch User" brings up the following error baloon:Cannot communicat ...

Ubuntu Switch users = black blank screen

I've installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a system that uses an Nvidia card. Unlike last week when I tried Kubuntu and had nothing but graphics dramas, this install of Ubuntu using Gnome worked very well. For about three hours.I have 4 user accounts. Mine is the master account and the other three are Desktop ac ...

Prep work for Vista to Ubuntu switch?

So im trying to prep to switch from Vista into Ubuntu wondering what would be the best way to go about the switch. I have alot of videos and music as well as pictures i need to keep. But i want to make sure that there aren't any permission issues when i make the switch. Ive always found after the th ...

Ubuntu Switch from Dual monitor to single without restarting gdm?

I have my work laptop running ubuntu 8.04 and have a 20inch monitor hooked up to it, but when i leave to go home I do not have that extra 20 inches. I currently just have 2 xorg files and i'll switch them out and restart gdm when I do the switch. However that causes me to have to close all windows a ...

Ubuntu "Switch User" does some odd things

Hi, everybody. New to the forum, fairly new to ubuntu, not so new to Linux.Just did a clean install of heron on an HP ProLiant server (not sure of the model number--it's offsite). Whenever I switch users, the system responds normally under the "new" account, but the "old" account ...

Ubuntu Switch user causes screen to blank to white

After logging out a second user that had been switched to earlier, the logon screen blanks to an all white screen with a mouse cursor on it.I am using a recent nvidia card with proprietary nvidia drivers, gnome and compiz fusion.With the following scenario it is always reproducible:1. Log on one use ...

Ubuntu switch automatically from the Unity Desktop to the classic

hiSometimes during the system startup I get this message:It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Unity. Please choose Ubuntu Classic at the login screen and you will be using the traditional environment.According to:http://voyager8.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-switch-from-new-ubunt ...

Ubuntu switch between open windows by mouse

i have Ubuntu 10.10 + Compiz, everything seems okay;but when i want to switch between open windows i have to click only on windows Caption Bar, Clicking on Form body dont bring that form to fronti hope you understand the probelm ...

Ubuntu "Switch from ..." / "Switch User" does not work

Whenever I try to "Switch from [username]..." I get locked screen with the options to "Leave Message", "Switch User" or "Unlock".If I click to "Switch User" the password box just disappears (as if one tried to unlock with an incorrect password). The ...

Ubuntu Switch Keyboard Layouts

I am using Gnome 2.32 (Ubuntu 10.10 /x64 ). By using the supplied keyboard configuration utility I successfully set up two language layouts and they work perfectly. Since I also often work on Windows and default shortcut to switch layouts in it is Alt+Shift (and after many years I am very used to th ...

Ubuntu Switch view to find particular application

Hello. I would like to set up a hot key to switch the focus to a particular existing application. E.g. I often have an open terminal named "alpine". I would like to be able to press a key and have my view switch to the top-listed window with the name "alpine".I am using compiz or ...

Ubuntu Switch of the middle button of the mouse

Hello, guys. I am getting really annoyed by the feature of copy/paste with the mouse wheel. I am programming, I am scrolling up and down, and after that I have a lot of code pasted on differented places :))) I want to switch of this button functionality. I know, that that goes by switching the butto ...

Ubuntu Switch User Problem.

I recently downloaded and installed ubuntu 10.10 on my Desktop PC [ HP Pavilion Desktop ], it is amazing, everything works fine enough, although, these desktop PC is used by my brother as well, so, I made another user account, so that he could use, If I logout and log back to the other user account ...

Ubuntu Switch off the sleep key

I have Kubuntu 10.4 cleanly transformed to Gnome (aptitude task kubuntu-desktop was removed and ubuntu-desktop installed). I want to switch off the sleep key, because I sometimes press it accidentally and the computer goes to sleep. Fortunately the sleep is correct, no applications crash, but still ...

Ubuntu Switch back to Genome Keyring from KWallet for SVN

After upgrading Ubuntu to Lucid Lynx my SVN has started using KWallet instead of Gnome Keyring, though I did not installed KDE, how do I switch back svn to use Gnome Keyring instead? ...

Ubuntu switch from netbook to classic desktop?

Someone mentioned to me that in the LUCID beta you could change from the netbook (tabbed) interface to the classic desktop interface (drop-down menus). I have searched the following link:http://www.my-guides.net/en/guides/linux/193-ubuntu-lucid-lynx-1004-post-installation-guide#gnome-do... but I can ...

Ubuntu Switch .gtkrc-2.0 between Openbox & Gnome

This one is for urukrama or anyone who has set up Openbox on Ubuntu using urukrama's awesome guide. As the thread title says, I'm trying to switch .gtkrc-2.0 files when switching between my Gnome session and my Openbox session using these instructions...http://urukrama.wordpress.com/2008/05/21/using ...

Ubuntu switch off login/logout sound

I simply can not find where to switch off login/logout sound (Ubuntu 9.10, KDE 4.3.1). I would say this should be under System Settings>Notifications>System Notifications>The KDE Window Manager, but I find no entry here, and none of the events have an associated sound. ...

Ubuntu "Switch user" button

I have figured out how to switch users with the "gdmflexiserver -xnest" command, but would really prefer to have a "switch user" button in the logout dialog. Strangely my mythbuntu 8.10 machine has this feature but my desktop using ubuntu 9.04 (with xfce4 installed on top) does n ...

Ubuntu switch from VGA to DVI output

for the first time in a long time i can't seem to solve a problem by searching through the net and reading many good tutorials and forum threads.I've installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my new Computer (AMD 790GX / SB 750 chipse - HD3300 onboard graphicscard) - during installation i had the monitor connected b ...

Ubuntu Switch user trouble

Can anyone please help me with this problem?I am running Ubuntu 8.10 with KDE 3.5.10.When I attempt to switch user the screen goes blank and none of the Ctrl-Alt-F1 keys work to recover the session and I then have to do a reboot.This is what is recorded in the system log-Nov 4 08:50:48 kmiles kdm[53 ...

Ubuntu Switch To KDE 4.1

all. i hope this is not a stupid question but i need to switch to kde 4.1 but i want to uninstall gnome completely with out harm to my system.Is this possible to completely uninstall gnome and replace it with kde 4.1 and how would i do this as kde 4.1 is not in the ubuntu repositories. P.S I would l ...

Ubuntu Switch To KDE 4

i would like to switch to kde 4 completely and remove the ubuntu desktop.however once installed kde 4 i need to remove gnome. but when i select to remove the ubuntu-desktop package it only removes the meta package. how do i remove all of the ubuntu desktop and only be left with kde 4 ...

Ubuntu switch user locks out other users

The "switch user" feature is broken on my ubuntu system at home: The problem is created by using the "switch user" feature in the following simple way:1. my son logs in,2. my wife wants to use her account, so she picks "switch user" to log into her account3. When she's ...

Ubuntu Switch desktop gnome to kde problem

Ubuntu 8.04 I installed the kde deskktop and set default to kde/etc/X11/default-display-manager = /usr/bin/kdmWhen I log in the kde desktop shows for a split second and then it quickly reverts back to the prior gnome desktop. The desktop icons for Firefox and Thunberbird show a small lock but they w ...

Ubuntu Switch GPU on Macbook 5,1

Is there any way to switch to the nVidia 9400 controller in Ubuntu 9.04 on Macbook 5,1? When i run lspci i can't see the 9400 controller:00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Host Bridge (rev b1)00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)00:03.0 ISA bridge: nVidia ...

Ubuntu Switch from x86_64 to x86?

Due to wireless driver issues, I may have to switch from x86_64 Ubuntu to x86. Is there an easy way to do this, or do I have to reinstall everything? ...

Ubuntu Switch from ACPI to APM on 10.10

I've installed 10.10 on a laptop and everything is working except for suspend. The laptop will go into suspend, but will not wake up. I have to hard reboot to recover. From my research it appears to have something to do with ACPI and I would like to switch to APM. However all the instructions I foun ...

Ubuntu Switch between java installed?

How do I switch between different java's installed here on ubuntu 10.04 ? ...

Ubuntu Switch from Wubi to true install?

A couple days ago I installed Ubuntu 10.04 using Wubi and I am very very happy with it. I want to get rid of Wubi and just have a normal Ubuntu installation. Do I need to do a clean install or is there anyway to switch from wubi to native install. Or backup all my settings and installed apps and imp ...

Ubuntu switch between xp and 9.10

I have XP and 9.10 installed on one hard drive. Is it possible to switch between Ubuntu and XP (or vice versa) with out restarting my computer? ...

Window and Ubuntu: switch from one to other very quickl

I want to use Window and Ubuntu same machine BUT I want to switch from one to other very quickly without restarting the machine. Currently I have to restart the machine to change the OS. So what is the best way to have both OS but QUICK switching from one to other?Please in simple non-tech language! ...

Ubuntu Switch to Kubuntu?

I have ubuntu on both of my computers and I am looking in to Kubuntu. I need some help on how to switch from ubuntu to kubuntu on a windows xp dual boot. Heres the kicker is there a way not to loose any info on the windows side(I run Quickbooks 08 pro for my bus.). I love ubuntu on my laptop but i f ...