[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#767359: lightdm: Selected session not remembered anymore

Cesare Leonardi ced at bernispa.com
Thu Oct 30 12:57:36 UTC 2014

Package: lightdm
Version: 1.10.3-2
Severity: normal

Suppose you have installed multiple desktop environment (in my case
XFCE and MATE). At the lightdm login there is the icon that let you
choose which one to start: default, mate, xfce.
Well, since some lightdm version (if i recall correctly 1.10.2-3), the
user choice is not remembered anymore between reboot and default is
always restored. A problem if default is not what you want.

So now if you want to keep your preference, you have to use the less
obvious and more hidden:
update-alternatives --display x-session-manager

Is it a bug or is it on purpose?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.17-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                                3.113+nmu3
ii  dbus                                   1.8.8-2
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]                  1.5.53
ii  libc6                                  2.19-12
ii  libgcrypt20                            1.6.2-4
ii  libglib2.0-0                           2.42.0-2
ii  libpam-systemd                         215-5+b1
ii  libpam0g                               1.1.8-3.1
ii  libxcb1                                1.10-3
ii  libxdmcp6                              1:1.1.1-1
ii  lightdm-gtk-greeter [lightdm-greeter]  1.8.5-1

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg  1:7.7+7

Versions of packages lightdm suggests:
pn  accountsservice  <none>
ii  upower           0.99.1-3

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/apparmor.d/lightdm-guest-session be13115edc7bacad59293acb370e89ac [Errno 2] No such file or directory: u'/etc/apparmor.d/lightdm-guest-session be13115edc7bacad59293acb370e89ac'

-- debconf information:
  lightdm/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/lightdm
* shared/default-x-display-manager: lightdm

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