[Pkg-xfce-devel] Why does xfswitch-plugin depend on so many (Gnome) packages?
mem at datakon.se
Mon Oct 1 20:56:27 UTC 2012
----- On 1st of October 2012, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote; -----
> On lun., 2012-10-01 at 22:46 +0200, Magnus Sandberg wrote:
> > Hi Yves-Alexis,
> > Thanks for you quick responce.
> > My old machine is running Squeeze with Gnome. I thought/hoped that the
> > user switcher only brought up the login screen, not that GDM did the
> > actual switchging.
> > So if I understand you correctly, lightdm (or some other display
> > manager) has to have the user switching functionallity to get rid of
> > GDM?
> No. There's a gross hack in lightdm upstream to provide the relevant
> script, but it's not enabled in Debian package (exactly because it's a
> gross hack).
So if I stay tuned until Wheezy is released as stable, I can then install
xfswitch-plugin without gdm3 dependency :-)
I know that there is a lot of development in Xfce and that Wheezy is in
testing. I'm totally happy with your answer and I will stay tuned. The user
switching is not a show stopper for me or my family, it just makes things
easier. And at work I don't share desktop or laptop with others.
Thank you for your replies!
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