Opening a new desktop session with another user no longer works as it used to.
Previously (some time back) I could use the ‘switch user’ widget (KDE Plasma desktop), and it would take me to a screen with a ‘switch user’ button. I’d click that and the option to switch user would show up (or start a new session if that user wasn’t already logged on).
Now, the button is there, but it does nothing.
Odd thing is that if I start a new tty (using ctrl+alt+F2) and login as the other user, I can switch sessions fine. Problem is, the other session is just a command prompt…
I want two desktop sessions, one as each user that I can switch between using the ‘switch user’ widget (or crtl+alt+F1/2), it used to be possible, but no no longer seems to be.
I restart the computer and login as user2 (tty1); then I open a new tty (tty2), login as user1 and start the sddm
sudo systemctl restart sddm.service; logon in that screen as user1…
Now, my tty1 session is a kde desktop as before, but now logged in as user1.
It’s like KDE will only be on tty1 and nowhere else…
I’d like to learn something new. I put to the desktop of both user a and b the widget
‘User Switcher’. Both are administrators and ticked the Advanced Show technical session information in each of them.
selecting user b asks for password and logs in. ‘User switch’ widget looks like this
CTRL/Alt/F1orF2 changes the graphical sessions.
Installation is as of today.
A useless note: I’m still trying to convince myself that Pasma is the best, but LMDE has this
dm-tool [OPTION...] COMMAND [ARGS...] - Display Manager tool
-h, --help Show help options
-v, --version Show release version
--session-bus Use session D-Bus
switch-to-greeter Switch to the greeter
switch-to-user USERNAME [SESSION] Switch to a user session
switch-to-guest [SESSION] Switch to a guest session
lock Lock the current seat
list-seats List the active seats
add-nested-seat [--fullscreen|--screen DIMENSIONS] Start a nested display
add-local-x-seat DISPLAY_NUMBER Add a local X seat
add-seat TYPE [NAME=VALUE...] Add a dynamic seat
and in case of --fullscreen, Alt/tab can be used for switching sessions.
Is it true that Debian is used in (space)ships?
EDIT2: Back to Plasma.
If reinstall is not an option try this very similar widget:
yay -S ocs-url
is a prerequisite to install. It’s 3 years old, tried version 1.3 and it also works for me.
Version 1-2-4 is better, (1-3 doesn’t show session a,b from session a). Ctrl/Alt/F1 F2
switches without entering password each time.
That’s exactly how it used to work for me. Now it doesn’t and I can’t figure out why not. I can’t even get to the stage you’re at here because I can’t start the new session for the second user. Using the ‘New Session’ option takes me to the lock screen on which there’s only one user shown (it has a ‘Switch User’ button but it does nothing when clicked).