[Pkg-xfce-devel] Trouble with settings daemons at startup

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Sun Apr 10 09:06:31 UTC 2011

Le samedi 09 avril 2011 à 14:22 +0200, Cyril Brulebois a écrit : 
> > However the X server does not properly clean up its state
> > immediately, leading to a race condition. If the startup is very
> > fast (which is usual for Xfce users or SSD owners), the new settings
> > daemon receives wrong information from the X server that a settings
> > daemon is still running, while actually it is not.
> since you kind of know what's happening, I'd appreciate if you could
> open a bug upstream directly:
>   https://bugs.freedesktop.org/ product=xorg, component=Server/general

I have received more explanations from Ryan Lortie, and it might not be
as simple as “a bug in the X server”; although the problem probably lies
in the interaction between the Xsettings manager and the X server, it
might not be possible to actually fix it on the X side (which would mean
the Xsettings specification has a design flaw).

IMHO more testing is required before involving X people. You might want
to reassign this to gdm3 in the meantime, since although this is not a
bug in gdm3, it is the package that exhibits it.

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