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The "switch user" functionality takes a long time to create a user list.

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

Situation

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 comes with a "lock screen" functionality that appears once someones screen has been idle for a period of time. To unlock a screen you must provide the password of the current user or root user password in order to unlock the screen. On this same screen is a switch user button. Once pressed it will build a list of available users. However, if you are authenticating against a large eDirectory or Active Directory implementation, it could take quite a bit of time to build that user list.

Resolution

Workaround

  1. Launch gconf-editor by going to Computer, More Applications, and clicking on GNOME Configuration Editor.

  2. Expand apps, select the gnome-screen-saver folder, and uncheck the user_switch_enabled option.

Status

Reported to Engineering

Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:3310374
  • Creation Date:31-JUL-06
  • Modified Date:26-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

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