[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#837895: lightdm-gtk-greeter: GUI does not run, black screen, on startup

ibu radempa news at radempa.de
Sun Sep 18 10:58:16 UTC 2016

Package: lightdm-gtk-greeter
Version: 2.0.1-2
Followup-For: Bug #837895

I can confirm this bug on another platform. I also updated packages
before rebooting today.

Initially a mouse symbol appears in the middle of the screen, then
after a few seconds is displayed in the left upper corner.

When - despite the black screen - typing in credentials (username tab
password enter), first a cursor ('_') appears in the left upper
corner of the screen and after a few seconds a mouse symbol again.
Thus it seems the greeter does react somehow.

When installing lightdm-kde-greeter as a replacement, I can login
to Mate (and some things there don't work well).

If I can help testing something, please let me know.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: armhf (armv7l)

Kernel: Linux 4.6.0-1-armmp-lpae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages lightdm-gtk-greeter depends on:
ii  libc6                   2.23-5
ii  libcairo2               1.14.6-1+b1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0      2.34.0-1
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.49.6-1
ii  libgtk-3-0              3.21.5-3
ii  liblightdm-gobject-1-0  1.18.2-2
ii  libx11-6                2:1.6.3-1

Versions of packages lightdm-gtk-greeter recommends:
ii  adwaita-icon-theme [gnome-icon-theme-symbolic]  3.21.91-1
ii  desktop-base                                    8.0.2
ii  gnome-themes-standard                           3.20.2-3
ii  policykit-1                                     0.105-16

lightdm-gtk-greeter suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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