[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#691627: Ubuntu lightdm patch

T. Joseph Carter tjcarter at spiritsubstance.com
Mon Sep 19 02:11:55 UTC 2016


It appears that Ubuntu has resolved this issue with the inclusion of 
the attached patch by Sean Davis <smd.seandavis at gmail.com>.  It would 
allow you to change the Depends: line to use lightdm | gdm3, which 
appears to be what is wanted.

I just built a NM(N)U of xfswitch-plugin using this patch and it does 
indeed give me a button for the XFCE panel that, when pressed and 
confirmed, takes me back to lightdm.

This does not provide the regular Action Buttons applet the same 
functionality of course, but since that applet can't appear as a 
compact icon, I prefer xfswitch-plugin anyway.


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Description: Add support for dm-tool
 gdmflexiserver is no longer provided by lightdm. Use dm-tool if it is 
Author: Sean Davis <smd.seandavis at gmail.com>
Bug-Ubuntu: https://launchpad.net/bugs/1320560
Last-Update: 2014-10-11
This patch header follows DEP-3: http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep3/
--- a/panel-plugin/main.c
+++ b/panel-plugin/main.c
@@ -111,12 +111,20 @@
 static void
 cb_response (GtkDialog *dialog, gint response, gpointer user_data)
+    gchar *path;
+    gchar *command;
     if (response == GTK_RESPONSE_YES)
       GError *error = NULL;
-      if (!g_spawn_command_line_async ("gdmflexiserver --new",
-                                       &error))
+      path = g_find_program_in_path ("dm-tool");
+      if (path != NULL)
+        command = g_strdup("dm-tool switch-to-greeter");
+      else
+        command = g_strdup("gdmflexiserver --new");
+      if (!g_spawn_command_line_async (command, &error))
           xfce_err (error->message);
           g_error_free (error);
@@ -124,6 +132,9 @@
     gtk_widget_destroy (GTK_WIDGET (dialog));
+    g_free (path);
+    g_free (command);

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