Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Switch User in openSUSE 10.2

Being able to switch users without logging out has been a long lost favorite. Here's how to enable the "Switch User" button on the gnome screensaver for suse 10.2:

gconftool-2 --set --type bool /apps/gnome-screensaver/user_switch_enabled true

Taken from:


Very very handy when Cheryl and I use the same computer.


Everaldo Canuto said...

Oh! Finally a solution!
I never understand why it dont works in openSuse, Rosa can now use my computer :)

Unknown said...

I tested and it also works on my Fedora Core 6.

Thanks for the tip. :)

Unknown said...

I actaully want to do the reverse for a school network using SLED 10.

gconftool-2 --set --type bool /apps/gnome-screensaver/user_switch_enabled false

However the switch user button is still there at the screensaver login.

Any ideas?

Wade Berrier said...


Not sure what to suggest...

Does the /apps/gnome-screensaver/user_switch_enabled key exist in SLED10 before you ran the command?