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Bug 689240 - Log out menu entry is not shown when a second session alternative is installed after login
Log out menu entry is not shown when a second session alternative is installe...
Product: gnome-shell
Classification: Core
Component: system-status
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gnome-shell-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-28 19:15 UTC by Simon Lindgren
Modified: 2021-07-05 14:18 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 3.5/3.6

Description Simon Lindgren 2012-11-28 19:15:11 UTC
Steps to reproduce:

1. Start with a system with only one session type and only one user.
2. Log in
3. Install another session (in my case cinnamon)

Expected behavior:
At this point, the log out entry should be shown in the menu, since I might want to swithch to the new session.

Actual behavior:
The menu doesn't change, leaving reboot as the only option to switch session. After a reboot the option is shown.
Comment 1 Florian Müllner 2012-11-28 19:43:47 UTC
Yeah, currently nothing is monitoring the session directories for changes. We could do that in the shell, but it would be better to not duplicate GDM's list of directories (and keep it in sync!), so we'd need some API in GDM to be notified about session changes and a fix for
Comment 2 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2021-07-05 14:18:25 UTC
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