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

Cesare Leonardi ced at bernispa.com
Fri Oct 31 13:17:03 UTC 2014

On 31/10/2014 09:42, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> Actually, I think it might not be related to 1.10.2-3 changes, but 
> rather the new upstream release 1.10.3. It has a NEWS entry:
> * Don't access .dmrc files until information from these files is 
> required

I've done some tests and looks like you are wrong.  :-)

First, i see the behaviour reported in this bug on two PC, with many
* i386 architecture
* regularly updated Debian unstable
* Xfce and Mate installed
* lightdm-gtk-greeter
On one of these PC (the one which this bug comes from), some days ago
i've work arounded with:
update-alternatives --display x-session-manager

On the other i've done what you requested.
First from snapshot.debian.org i've downloaded
"lightdm_1.10.2-2_i386.deb" and "lightdm_1.10.2-3_i386.deb".
Downgrading lightdm to 1.10.2-2 restore the previous behaviour and
i've tested following these steps:
* systemctl restart lightdm
* login changing from default to mate session
* logout
* systemctl restart lightdm
Now if i insert the same username and password in the loginbox, then
go to session dropdown menu, i still see "mate".

Upgrading to 1.10.2-3 and repeating the steps above, after the last
restart of lightdm i see the default session restored.
And in this situation here is my .dmrc after login with Mate:


Note that if i simply logout (without rebooting or restarting
lightdm), my choice is retained.

Thank you for looking into this.


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