[Pkg-xfce-devel] [LightDM] 0.9.3 on oneiric: login then framebuffer screen with "x" cross-heir pointer
corsac at debian.org
Mon Aug 29 17:40:21 UTC 2011
On lun., 2011-08-29 at 19:33 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> [this is completely off-topic on lightdm list please switch to
> pkg-xfce-devel so we can fix the Xfce/Debian part]
And another (private) reply, sorry for that, the pkg-xfce list address
was wrong, this is the correct one.
> On lun., 2011-08-29 at 10:18 -0400, Gilbert Sullivan wrote:
> > On 08/29/2011 09:21 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > > [this is off-topic on lightdm list, sorry]
> > > On lun., 2011-08-29 at 09:10 -0400, Gilbert Sullivan wrote:
> > >>
> > >> My users didn't want to start the session manually from the terminal, so
> > >> I've removed LightDM and gone back to XDM. (Also, in Debian testing
> > >> there was an XDM / task-xfce-desktop interdependency that was causing
> > >> some problems with package management (aptitude) after I removed XDM.
> > >> Going back to XDM seems to have eliminated those issues as well.
> > >
> > > You can safely remove task-xfce-desktop, it's just a metapackage which
> > > pulls the Xfce task. Next upload will switch xdm to lightdm.
> > I did remove task-xfce-desktop on those systems. It was after I did that
> > that those systems stopped loading Xfce.
> Check that nothing else has been removed by aptitude.
> > And, even though I updated aptitude, it didn't switch from xdm to
> > lightdm. When I re-installed task-xfce-desktop, xdm was pulled as a
> > dependency.
> Yes, as I said, the update has been done in tasksel repository but it
> will take time before it reach testing and images are starting to be
> made with this change.
> > I wonder if there's a problem just with these specific installations
> > that is peculiar to the images I used for the installation -- an i386
> > and an AMD64 image from about 08/17. Is something like that possible.
> > With the problems I've seen with these two particular systems, I'm
> > tempted to re-install them both from scratch.
> Not sure it'll do anything.
> > Am I to take it that, if I do that now (netinst), the xfce desktop will
> > pull LightDM as the default DM?
> No, not yet.
> > >>
> > >> I am NOT seeing the problem with LightDM starting the Xfce session on
> > >> systems that were installed back when GDM (version 2) was the default DM
> > >> for Xfce. But all of the systems on which XDM was made a dependency of
> > >> Xfce have had to be reverted to XDM.
> > >
> > > This is weird, but without debug info (especially logs) from lightdm,
> > > I'm not sure one can do anything.
> > >
> > Yes, I understand. Unfortunately, I didn't think to collect the logs,
> > and I wound up purging the packages (and the information I need to
> > correct the problem) on both of the systems that were behaving this
> > before I thought about it. It was the weekend, and everyone was tired
> > and cranky.
> Ok, now, please do:
> * install task-xfce-desktop
> * install lightdm
> * switch default greeter to lightdm (dpkg-reconfigure lightdm should
> propose you that)
> When LightDM starts, select “Xfce session” in the dropdown menu.
> Does it work?
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> LightDM at lists.freedesktop.org
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