[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#751505: Buggy "Switch user" on the "Action Buttons" plugin

Raúl Benencia rul at kalgan.cc
Fri Jun 13 14:10:09 UTC 2014

Package: xfce4-panel
Version: 4.10.1-1
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream


The "Switch User" option of the "Action Buttons" plugin assumes[0] that if
gdmflexiserver is installed, then GDM is your current dm and will try to
use that program to switch users. In my case, I've installed gdm3 but I'm
actually using lightdm. So, when I try to switch users, xfce will complain
with the following message:

| Unable to start new display:
| GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name
| org.gnome.DisplayManager was not provided by any .service files

The correct way of doing this in this case is, I think, that "Switch User"
calls "dm-tool switch-to-greeter" instead of "gdmflexiserver".

[0] http://sources.debian.net/src/xfce4-panel/4.10.1-1/plugins/actions/actions.c#L861

Thanks in advance.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-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 xfce4-panel depends on:
ii  exo-utils           0.10.2-3
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.12.0-1
ii  libc6               2.19-1
ii  libcairo2           1.12.16-2
ii  libdbus-1-3         1.8.2-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2    0.102-1
ii  libexo-1-0          0.10.2-3
ii  libfontconfig1      2.11.0-5
ii  libfreetype6        2.5.2-1
ii  libgarcon-1-0       0.2.1-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.30.7-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.40.0-3
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.23-1
ii  libice6             2:1.0.8-2
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.36.3-1
ii  libsm6              2:1.2.1-2
ii  libwnck22           2.30.7-1
ii  libx11-6            2:1.6.2-2
ii  libxext6            2:1.3.2-1
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0      4.10.0-5
ii  libxfce4util6       4.10.1-1
ii  libxfconf-0-2       4.10.0-2
ii  multiarch-support   2.19-1

xfce4-panel recommends no packages.

xfce4-panel suggests no packages.

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