• Gnome3/LightDM - Can't switch user


    Hello,

    When I try to switch users in gnome3, it does nothing. I’m using LightDM.

    journalctl gave me this error:

    May 05 14:03:51 dfalk-desktop gnome-session[418]: (gnome-shell:548): Gjs-WARNING \*\*: JS ERROR: Gio.DBusError: Unable to create transient display: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.DisplayManager was not provided by any .service files  
    May 05 14:03:51 dfalk-desktop gnome-session[418]: Indicator<.\_onLoginScreenActivate/<@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/status/system.js:386
    

    Switching to gdm solves the problem, but is unreliable for me.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  • Hello,

    When I try to switch users in gnome3, it does nothing. I’m using LightDM.

    journalctl gave me this error:

    May 05 14:03:51 dfalk-desktop gnome-session[418]: (gnome-shell:548): Gjs-WARNING \*\*: JS ERROR: Gio.DBusError: Unable to create transient display: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.DisplayManager was not provided by any .service files  
    May 05 14:03:51 dfalk-desktop gnome-session[418]: Indicator<.\_onLoginScreenActivate/<@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/status/system.js:386
    

    Switching to gdm solves the problem, but is unreliable for me.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  • This is the same problem, what I have… let’s wait for solution!

    [img:37xo6dtq]http://antergos.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/logo.gif[/img:37xo6dtq]

  • Hi,

    We are working on a permanent solution to this problem. For now you can switch users by entering the following command after pressing Alt+F2:

    dm-tool switch-to-greeter
    

    Cheers!

  • Sorry for revive an old thread, but i realized it’s more practical clicking in the padlock.Cap.jpg

  • This thread is a year old, but i also have this problem. Has this been resolved? I also have this issue with the same event triggered in my event logs.

  • Same problem here:

    gnome-shell[674]: JS ERROR: Gio.DBusError: Unable to create transient display: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.DisplayManager was not provided by any .service files
                                              Indicator<._onLoginScreenActivate/<@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/status/system.js:459:13
    

    Seems that gdm doesn’t have this problem
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/3173/can-t-switch-users
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/2235/locking-and-switching-user-problems

    Because is an upstream incompatibility gnome-shell / lightdm (gnome-shell only supports GDM), that some distributions fix
    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=988248
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/1064269
    https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=685794

    As a workaround without installing gdm I found this (create a desktop icon):
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2326209&page=2

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