Bug#968394: gnome-shell: No UI option to switch between users even when there are multiple non-system user accounts

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Fri Aug 14 13:10:14 BST 2020

Control: reassign -1 gnome-shell,libaccountsservice0
Control: found -1 gnome-shell/3.36.4-1
Control: found -1 accountsservice/0.6.55-1

On Fri, 14 Aug 2020 at 11:44:58 +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> I was looking into this myself recently. The "Switch User" menu item (also
> known as "fast user switching") is *meant* to show up in the system menu,
> near "Log Out", when there is more than one local user available and
> the OS can switch between sessions; but that information is getting lost
> somewhere in the path systemd-logind -> accountsservice -> gnome-shell.

At least part of the problem (possibly the whole problem, I'm not sure
yet) is that accountsservice since version 0.6.55 was accidentally
compiled without systemd-logind support, so it can't tell us that the
system can switch users, because it doesn't know. I'm trying to fix
that now.


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