[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#639984: Bug#639984: lightdm: restart/reload fails if DISPLAY is set

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Feb 11 20:47:30 UTC 2014

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 01:22:25PM +0100, Jens Reinsberger wrote:
> Nonetheless we were using the runlevel startup scripts to restart lightdm over
> a ssh connection which failed while other login managers (namely kdm) did
> not. That way you can restart remotely any display manager I know of without
> fiddling with the DISPLAY variable.
> Thats why I ask you to accept this bug and maybe change the init script
> accordingly in order to ignore the DISPLAY variable. If wanted, I can write up
> a small patch which makes the behaviour configurable via /etc/defaults/lightdm.

DISPLAY is used in legitimate cases. You're free to unset DISPLAY on
your specific uses cases, you're even free to edit /etc/init.d/lightdm
file, your modifications won't be overwritten by dpkg at the next

Yves-Alexis Perez
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