Ubuntu :: Switching Users Freezes Workstation Temporarily

Aug 3, 2010

I have been experiencing issues when switching users since my last update; I filed a bug, but I was interested if anybody else was having the same problem:URL...In a nutshell the computer freezes temporarily during the switch user process. The longer it is running, the longer the freeze lasts. When frozen the screen is black except for a mouse pointer; but the mouse and keyboard are not responsive including the usual X command keys (Ctrl-Alt-Del, Ctrl-Alt-Bksp, Ctrl-Alt-F1, etc.).When I get the chance I am going to rollback gdm to see if that makes a difference.

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Jun 19, 2011

When connecting to my Ubuntu box from my Windows 7 machine via Telnet, the session will sometimes freeze for a few seconds before allowing me to continue typing. This seems to happen every few minutes. Both machines are wireless and I am connecting through my local network.

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Jul 11, 2009

The system runs just fine then all of a sudden it "freezes". For example an input box doesn't respond nor can I scroll down the page. But when the system comes out of the freeze 5-15 seconds later, it suddenly does all the input that was used during the freeze. The scroll and letters suddenly show up. I don't loose mouse control and I can do some other system functions but not all of them.

Here are some various system info's
[osprey@host ~]$ uname -a
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[osprey@host ~]$ firefox -v
Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11, Copyright (c) 1998 - 2009 mozilla.org
[osprey@host ~]$ df .....

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Mar 16, 2011

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Jun 9, 2010

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Apr 29, 2010

I have linux workstation. All users home directories are NFS mounts.

Since I am facing packet loss issue users are unable to login to the workstation.

I found the packet loss using mtr from workstation to filer.

Matt's traceroute [v0.54]


What are the things I have to check to resolve this packet loss.

Following is the ethtool out put of the workstation

Settings for eth0:

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Jan 15, 2010

I have POPFile in my startup applications. I know how to automatically kill it when login out but cannot find a way to kill it if I just switch users (other than manually stopping it). It's important to kill it when using the switch users function because the new user will have access to the old user's POPFile database, have access to his email, etc, if I do not.I have a "lynx -dump &>/dev/null" line in my /etc/gdm/PostSession/Default file that shuts down POPFile at log out. I need to do the same or something similar when switching user. Is there a way?

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Jun 13, 2010

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Oct 15, 2010

Since upgrading from 9.10 to 10.04, the "Switch User" functionality no longer works. I had hoped that upgrading to 10.10 might resolve the issue, but no joy. I am using 32bit Ubuntu 10.10 on a Levono R51 laptop, with three users. 9.10 was installed from a LiveCD, and I have partitioned the hard drive so that OS is in the first partition, and the three home directories are in the second partition (just in case I need to do a complete re-installation from LiveCD). Most of time only one person uses the laptop, but if a second person tries to switch from the current session and log in, they are greeted with the following;

-- a black horizontal line (approx top quarter of the screen)
-- a purple background with the Ubuntu title and 5 red dots (lower 3/4 of screen) -- but no login screen
-- moving the mouse renders a white box (approx 1x1 inches) with some black marks

The original user can recover their session with Ctrl-Alt-F7, but this essentially makes the laptop only usable for one person (one active login) unless the original user logs off.

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Sep 3, 2009

I have 2 workspaces and when i switch to the 2nd one (either with Ctrl-Alt-Left or by clicking with the mouse) after loging in, the desktop freezes. I have to do a Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill the xserver and log in again. Removing the workspace switcher and adding it again does not solve the problem. And I can't find any message in the logs.


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Mar 29, 2010

As my inspirations forced me to download Kde desktop on my Fedora12 with default gnome desktop. It took me whole night to get the big download by -

"Yum install @kde-desktop"

It got installed successfully.

What I did after that was -

"switchdesk kde"

...Voila...and strange thing happened. The gnome remained there but all the kde features started getting included in there like koffice, kopete etc . Now I waited for around 3 hrs. but only lower task bar of kde got installed and that too very unstable. So I thought of logging out and starting a new session with kde but It never got logged in again. It froze at boot time with Fedora logo, damn.

I have two kernels installed and configured at boot, one is 2.6.31.X (default) and the other is 2.6.32.X which I installed to get my BCM4312 wireless activated and all the activity being done on this.

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Mar 29, 2011

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Feb 28, 2010

I have an external USB drive that is NTFS. It mounts fine under my account and my wife's, but only if I fully shut-down the computer between switching. While switching users or logging out then in with a different account it will not mount the drive. I am not sure what to do... but we both access data from the same drive.

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May 3, 2010

I just upgraded from 9.10 to 10.4. I am having the following problem:

When I attempt to switch from the user that I am currently logged into, to another user who is also logged in, I get a black screen.

To elaborate, here is the exact sequence of events:

- Boot ubuntu and login to user A
- Then Click on power menu (top right corner) and select: Switch from A
- I get the login screen
- I select user B and enter my password


I did try to change my session (at the login screen) to gnome-failsafe, xterm, even kde, but still I get the black screen.

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Apr 26, 2010

I'm facing an odd issue with my Ubuntu 10.04. So, I have WLAN activated and working on my user account. Then I switch to another account on the same computer and nm-applet tray icon disappears! I have activated the option that all users may use the WLAN connection, but the tray-icon doesn't show up for other users. Only the one who logs in first sees it. Network connection is working properly, but the tray icon would be handy.

Trying to start nm-applet manually in terminal results in an error saying that nm-applet is already running (sure it is, on the first account that logged in). But is it possible to have the tray icon visible for all users?

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Nov 4, 2010

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I'm using Debian Stretch with Gnome and Cinnamon. My desktop computer sports an nvidia geforce 970 gpu (this may be relevant, and it is the reason I had to go with stretch.) I'm not a very experienced linux user but I get along fine.

I'm sharing my computer with my mom and whenever we have to switch users, the computer seems to shut down for 35 seconds: the screen doesn't receive signal anymore. After a new user is chosen, it takes another 35 seconds to get to her session. This is embarassing because my os runs on an ssd and everything else is nice and fast. At first I thought it may be a matter of us two not using the same window manager or not using the "default" window manager, but changing window managers didn't work.

Today I learned about the existence of /var/log/syslog and I decided to check what happened to it when I switched users. I can't post the whole log of what happens because it is too big, but I put it on pastebin : [URL] ....

I understand almost nothing of what is written here, but I saw some interesting things:

- after 35 seconds intervals where nothing is logged, there is a stall on cpu detected (lines 68, 500)
- my gpu seems to have something to do in all this

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Oct 16, 2010

On Ubuntu 10.04 when there are more than just one user logged in, if one of users logs off system hangs with a black screen.

After I reboot the machine and log in again, just after GDM login screen I get a window with a message about PowerMeter crash, with suggestion to 'cancel' and 'log off'. Only 'Log off' works, i.e. I'm successfully logged in.

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May 6, 2010

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Mar 14, 2010

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Mar 25, 2010

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I've searched Google and these forums, but still can't find a guide to disable OpenAL. So how would I go about disabling this temporarily so I can get PlaneShift working?

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Apr 3, 2010

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May 24, 2010

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Mar 25, 2010

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Once I restarted the problem was the same. Then I found a bug where people had the same problem with the software manager and they entered this and fixed it:
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Apr 10, 2010

Today when tried to install a software from the terminal...d command dint work. Check this.

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[sudo] password for calvin:
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