[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#636111: Bug#636111: Cannot login

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Aug 2 05:35:14 UTC 2011

On mar., 2011-08-02 at 01:55 +0200, Cesare Leonardi wrote:
> On 01/08/2011 22:04, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > If you use GNOME, you should have a GNOME session in the list. You might
> > miss the correct package though (no idea how it's called).
> It was the test i wanted to do after my first post and now that i've 
> tested i can say: i can login.
> In the first place i've left the field blank because looked like a 
> disabled button, with no label, so i've not tried to click on it.

Yes, by default it tries the default session which is set as xfce and
doesn't exist on your system.
> I've seen that the session i choosed is not remembered, so after a 
> logout i have to re-select the gnome session. Or, as i did, write 
> user-session=gnome in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.

That's weird, I thought it supported session saving. Will investigate.
> I've also verified that commenting user-session=xfce doesn't help: i 
> can't login setting only username and password.

Yes, the default session is passed at build time too.

> I wonder why xfce is the default session

Because it's maintained by the pkg-xfce team as the default login
manager for Xfce.

>  and why lightdm can't determine 
> the correct one at runtime. I guess because it's a work in progress.

There's no such thing as “the correct one”.

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