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What did "New Login" in Fedora 4 go?

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Hi,

In Fedora 4 GNOME, there was a "New Login" which allowed to have a new session without closing the current one. I can not find it Fedora 5.

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by:pjedmond
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As far as I can make out, it now exists as 'switch user' and is accessable from a locked screen:

http://www.gnome.org/start/2.14/notes/en/rnusers.html

HTH:)
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by:pjedmond
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IN fact, gnome appears to have been deveoping loads of great new features. I might even switch back from KDE;)
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by:kerzner
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My "Update Software" reports that I have GNOME 2.14, but the picture I have do not at all look like the newest screens on the site you give.

What to do?
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Remember that you can change the themes!....so it's possible to make it look completely different! Depends how much fun the user is having;)
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I mean, on the site it says that the Screen Lock has the "Change User", and I do not have it
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I've found found the answer to this particular little Q.

In the default GNOME 2.14 there is a change user option. The Change user option exists as a result of the configuration files within the /etc/gconf directory.

Redhat, being security concious have disabled this functionality. The reason being that if someone else could login, then they could run a program that looks as if it is a login screen and use this to capture another users password. Therefpre within Redhat distributions from now on this ability will not exist.

>What to do?

If you really want it, then you'll have to remove gnome and the associated settings and reinstall gnome from scratch.

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