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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Oct 30 19:07:28 UTC 2014

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On jeu., 2014-10-30 at 13:57 +0100, Cesare Leonardi wrote:
> 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.

Can you revert to 1.10.2-2 and confirm that?
> 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?

It looks like a bug. 1.10.2-3 had some changes which might be related.
Also, can you paste your .dmrc when you chose a different session than
the default one?

Finally, what greeter do you use?

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