[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#727725: ignores my choice of desktop environment

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Fri Oct 25 19:16:22 UTC 2013

Package: lightdm
Version: 1.6.3-1
Severity: normal

I use xfce, but installed gnome too today. Lightdm defaulted to starting
gnome, which is fine, but even when I went up to the pull-down menu and
selected xfce, it still started gnome. I tried this 3 times so am pretty
sure I was really selecting xfce from the menu there.

In the end I had to use update-alternatives to force it to default to

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.11-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                                3.113+nmu3
ii  consolekit                             0.4.6-3+b1
ii  dbus                                   1.6.16-1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]                  1.5.51
ii  libc6                                  2.17-93
ii  libgcrypt11                            1.5.3-2
ii  libglib2.0-0                           2.36.4-1
ii  libpam0g                               1.1.3-10
ii  libxcb1                                1.9.1-3
ii  libxdmcp6                              1:1.1.1-1
ii  lightdm-gtk-greeter [lightdm-greeter]  1.6.1-2

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg  1:7.7+4

Versions of packages lightdm suggests:
ii  accountsservice  0.6.34-2
ii  upower           0.9.23-2

-- debconf information excluded

see shy jo
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