Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Switch User option in Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon

I tried Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon desktop. I liked it very much. Of course, after using KDE for several years, it looks simpler...

One problem I saw was the inability to switch between users without logging out. There was no such option in the menu. Here I saw that the following command brings "Switch User" option in the unlock screen dialog.
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/mdmflexiserver /usr/bin/gdmflexiserver
Now CTRL+L to lock the screen and see the Switch User button. Use it!
Another alternative is: Menu->System Tools->New Login. 
But it's pretty hidden and I'd prefer the former method.