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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Fri Jun 13 15:24:17 UTC 2014

On ven., 2014-06-13 at 11:10 -0300, Raúl Benencia wrote:
> 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

Yes, the switch user button only supports gdm3. That's a bit
unfortunate, but there's actually no generic way to support that right

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 473 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
URL: <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-xfce-devel/attachments/20140613/1640bd5c/attachment.sig>

More information about the Pkg-xfce-devel mailing list