[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#691627: XFCE4 - switch user - without Gnome's Dependencies Vortex

Philip subs at christiantena.net
Tue Sep 3 22:36:56 UTC 2013

I tried the Ubuntu package for xfswitch-plugin without gdm3 (I use
lightdm) onto a Debian wheezy desktop and it installs fine but doesn't work.

I used this one
xfswitch-plugin (0.0.1-3ubuntu1)

This program requires gdmflexiserver which ubuntu includes in both gdm3
and lightdm so that you can install either.

The debian version of lightdm does not include gdmflexiserver and so it
would either need to be included in lightdm or in xfswitch-plugin, or in
some other package.

I tried extracting the gdmflexiserver binary from the gdm3 .deb file and
manually copied it to /usr/bin

This seems to work but I get this error
"The name org.gnome.DisplayManager was not provided by any .service
files" and now I am out of knowledge/experience.

I would also like to request that xfswitch-plugin be fixed so that it
can be used with lightdm instead of gdm3.

thanks, Philip

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