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Disabling user switching in CentOS 6

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Installing CentOS 6 on a lab full of workstations, and I want to disable fast user switching. With CentOS 5, I simply made sure that the "user_switch_enabled" entry in /etc/gconf/schemas/gnome-screensaver.schemas was set to false. However, that doesn't work with CentOS 6.

I've found various proposed solutions to this issue, such as

gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory
--type bool --set "/apps/gnome-screensaver/user_switch_enabled" "false" gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory
--type bool --set "/desktop/gnome/lockdown/disable_user_switching" "true"

neither of which work, either. Does anyone know the proper way to disable user switching with CentOS 6?

posted Jul 8, 2013 by anonymous

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There is an open Bugzilla case about this: - which doesn't seem to be going anywhere ...

We've applied the patch available from to the gnome-session SRPM - which works for us (with the above gconf settings)

answer Jul 8, 2013 by anonymous
Interestingly, I have just done the same thing, but the user switching is still enabled and functioning.
I've just 'downgraded' gnome-session to the default version - and now when I logout, I have a (working) 'Switch User' button on the 'Log out of this system now?' window

Upgrading to our modified gnome-session RPM and, after a reboot, that button is gone ...
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