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templarg
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:18 pm    Post subject: Plasma5/KDE17 can't switch users Reply with quote

Hello Gentoo community,

I've met the following problem in some of the last KDE updates. I'm not able to Switch User. In already active session, when I click on this option, the session gets locked, the screen gets blank for a second, then back to the locked session but no new login screen appears. Same action on already locked session. This happen when I update KDE from 16 to 17. I've google this but I couldn't find any details how to solve this. The funny thing is that this works fine with the same KDE 17 in Fedora. Does anybody met such issue? Is the Switch User option disabled by default in Gentoo's KDE?

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey templarg,

I have the exact same Problem after the last update-process.
I haven't found any solution yet. After logging out with the current user, I can start a new session without problems, only with an active running session, I'am not able to start a new one.

It's not an option issue, there have to be a process which is not working properly.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you using systemd, consolekit, elogind, and/or other?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello kensington,

I'am using ConsoleKit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here. I'm using only consolekit which is the default one for profile default/linux/amd64/17.1/desktop/plasma
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this wiki article.

Realistically though upstream only really supports logind these days. elogind is a good option for OpenRC users and will likely become our default in the future.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks kensington,

switched to elogind and it works now :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here. I've been able to fix it by switching to elogind from ConsoleKit, following this article:

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Elogind

Huge thanks, kensington!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This concerns me for several reasons. For one it seems we're starting to mimic systemd, which I do not care for at all. For another, what happens to things which rely on ConsoleKit?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know there is no software that relies on consolekit exclusively. In most packages, consolekit support at this point is a neglected stepchild on life support.

Elogind will get us back into the game with full support, and it is even being developed by a Gentoo user.
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