[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#686264: lightdm: greeter-setup-script not executed

Andres Cimmarusti acimmarusti at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 18:10:39 UTC 2012

Package: lightdm
Version: 1.2.2-3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I'm trying to get a script to run PRE-login on two XFCE Debian testing 

The script in question is another Debian package: synergy

Synergy allows me to share a keyboard and mouse between the two 
computers. One acts as the server and the other as the client. Synergy 
works just fine POST-login, however I can't get it to work with lightdm.

According to multiple sources online (this is one: 

All I have to do is add this line to my /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file:

-Server: greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/synergys
-Client: greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/synergyc <SERVER HOSTNAME>

Unfortunately this doesn't work. The mouse and keyboard are not shared. 
>From another VT, there's no associated process with synergy when looking 
either on the server nor on the client.

According the online source provided, this works just fine in Ubuntu. It 
seems like the script is not executed at all. Is there a way to debug 



-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (200, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                3.113+nmu3
ii  consolekit             0.4.5-3.1
ii  dbus                   1.6.0-1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.46
ii  libc6                  2.13-35
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.32.3-1
ii  libpam0g               1.1.3-7.1
ii  libxcb1                1.8.1-1
ii  libxdmcp6              1:1.1.1-1
ii  lightdm-gtk-greeter    1.1.6-2

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg  1:7.7+1

Versions of packages lightdm suggests:
pn  accountsservice  <none>

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf changed:

-- debconf information:
  lightdm/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/lightdm
* shared/default-x-display-manager: lightdm

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