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bsmith1051
April 11th, 2011, 04:54 AM
Running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit on an AMD BE-2300 w 4 GB RAM and Nvidia 8400GS video card. Proprietary Nvidia driver v260.19.06. I assume the problem is some incompatibility in the nvidia driver?!

My wife and I share the computer and use the built-in Fast User Switcher function to go back and forth between our sessions. We are ok for maybe 2 or 3 weeks at a time, and then one of two things will happen:
- the initial login screen (user-selector) will change appearance, i.e., it will use an old-fashioned 'X' dialog box instead of the fancy rounded one
(OR)
- I try to switch to the other session and all of a sudden I'll find myself back at the initial login screen with my session shown as not-running.

Any suggestions? I'm hoping this is a none bug in the Nvidia driver and I just need to upgrade, but I've done that several times since 10.10 come out... without it fixing the problem.