Package Details: gdm-old 2.20.11-9.2

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Package Base: gdm-old
Description: Gnome Display Manager (a reimplementation of xdm)
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Keywords: gtk2 GUI
Licenses: GPL
Groups: gnome-extra
Conflicts: gdm
Provides: gdm
Submitter: 3ED_0
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: 3ED_0
Votes: 89
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2009-10-13 11:47
Last Updated: 2015-07-02 08:37

Latest Comments

3ED_0 commented on 2015-02-10 11:53

BTW. There is a sense of using this today (in 2015)? When we have eg. lightdm? Where even simple and lightweight gtk(2/3)-greeter looks good when it is good configured.

jeff_story commented on 2014-11-09 07:10

I was going to edit below, no edit function?

I should clarify, When using gdm-old + gnome-keyring, after version gnome-keyring-3.10, the user to not be able to login.

This is likely not a gdm-old issue, therefore stating "gdm-old is broken", per below is incorrect.

jeff_story commented on 2014-11-09 04:33

gdm-old is broken when using gnome-keyring after version 3.10.

Downgrading to gnome-keyring-3.10.0-1 restored gdm-old function on my system.

Arch Rollback Machine for gnome-keyring:

Related info:

3ED_0 commented on 2014-10-18 17:09

Dunno, for me everything work fine. Maybe try recompile? Normally I use lightdm this days, but I compile this today for checkup and works with mate and xfce after fresh system upgrade.

thesame commented on 2014-04-20 15:45

After last update (not sure which package exactly) gdm-old doesn't start any session anymore. Anyone faced this problem?

3ED_0 commented on 2013-06-04 08:37

Thank you for notification, but this already done in release 9.

fukawi2 commented on 2013-06-04 01:01

Please update PKGBUILD to install binaries to /usr/bin instead of /usr/sbin in line with recent changes:

3ED_0 commented on 2013-02-11 12:15

Both versions of service works on kms identically.. For me.

3ED_0 commented on 2013-02-11 12:14

Both versions works on kms identically..

3ED_0 commented on 2012-12-21 21:55

BTW. I don't have KMS, checked only text and framebuffer

3ED_0 commented on 2012-12-21 19:50

Ok, i done little investigation about. There is no need to conflict with tty1 for gdm-old (some bugs in new gdm - forced start on tty1). There is no need to have another service because if all services started playmouth make quit self immediately . Jristz your service doesn't work with this DM, maybe mint devs change something in source code. But maybe this work only for me if you want, please, check, before I upload it:

Jristz commented on 2012-12-21 17:38

@3Ed_0 I mean: You remmember that Linux Mint fork gdm 2.20 (this) months ago?
my mintdm (in AUR) it he resultant of this fork, If you want, why not give a look to the mdm-plymouth.sceervi, probably this help you to create a plymouth service, but if you going to make it, remmember rename to gdm-old-plymouth.service because plymouth probide a gdm3 compatible gm-plymouth.service

now is clear?

3ED_0 commented on 2012-12-21 17:33

@sinister99: fixed (btw. FS#18831 - "true && install=gdm.install" in "package_gdm-old()" is not good idea)

sinister99 commented on 2012-12-21 02:05

gdm.install is not included.

3ED_0 commented on 2012-12-20 00:04

If somebody have problems with new pam files, there is fallback:
* for /etc/pam.d/pam
* for /etc/pam.d/gdm-autologin

Note: please, put last 30 lines of auth.log and daemon.log on some pastebin for future fixes.

@Jristz: how now?

Jristz commented on 2012-12-18 18:59

for the pam and for the plymouth service
you can watch my mintdm (for of this package by linuxmint) for a clue about how add the plymouth service

3ED_0 commented on 2012-11-15 09:49

"--enable-systemd" is ignored, pam is modyfied to work with systemd, leave it.

But package gdm-old is mark as conflict with gdm. There binary and other files have that same locations and names..
$ loginctl show-session $XDG_SESSION_ID
show you
> [..]
> Service=gdm
> [..]
the same in both services

3ED_0 commented on 2012-11-15 09:45

"--enable-systemd" is ignored, pam is modyfied to work with systemd, leave it.

but package gdm-old mark as conflicted with gdm, binary and other files have that same locations and names..
$ loginctl show-session $XDG_SESSION_ID
show you
> [..]
> Service=gdm
> [..]
the same in both services

Jristz commented on 2012-11-13 15:24

3ED_0: --enable-systemd option not supported by this version of GDM, probably this mean the need of a brunch of pam rules...not sure

for other side: 'install -m644 "${srcdir}/gdm.service" "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/systemd/system/gdm.service"' this make conflict with gdm (extra) sue to same name service

3ED_0 commented on 2012-11-12 10:47

Jristz again: I must check this, but I don't use playmouth (graphic card). Could you find solution, by yourself?

Jristz: You say that service must be reenabled after change gdm to gdm-old?

Jristz commented on 2012-11-09 19:29

another one: you can provide another service for plymouth compatibility??
plymouth ship gdm-plymouth for gdm in extra, and I think that this not work on gdm-old

Jristz commented on 2012-11-07 12:15

I noticed that you renamed gdm-old.service to gdm
this make an obligatory conflict for gdm
since both use the same gdm.service name

3ED_0 commented on 2012-10-24 09:53

Jristz: how now?

I think the pam is correctly set up now.. I'm not pam expert..

3ED_0 commented on 2012-10-18 13:20

Jristz: how now?

I think the pam is correctly set up now.. My pam "understanding" is not very well.

Jristz commented on 2012-10-17 15:09

my mistake I try to run gdm in place of gdm-old

But now I install and run them but networkmanager-applet refuse to start, but the other logins not have this issue
64bit in xfce4

theonly form to run nm-applet is a sudo nm-applet & in terminal

Jristz commented on 2012-10-17 02:23

my mistake I try to run gdm in place of gdm-old

3ED_0 commented on 2012-10-16 09:13

"systemctl {enable,start} gdm-old.service" not work?

PS. I gave that name, because previously systemd have gdm.service in package..

Jristz commented on 2012-10-15 02:10

the ./configure --enable-ipv6 is for ipv6 support for remotelogin (like me)

but you can add a systemd service???

3ED_0 commented on 2012-08-31 21:41

Added policykit for gdmsetup:
# pkexec gdmsetup
to try.. :]

Plus some fixes..

3ED_0 commented on 2012-08-02 08:00

Jristz: how it works?

Jristz commented on 2012-07-28 22:32

You can add to configure all ipv6-related flags
you know if not have ipv6 flags you cannot use ipv6-related thinks
If i remmember --enable-ipv6 and other are the flasg

you can??

jeff_story commented on 2012-07-24 01:39

I can't build this in 32bit new arch install. Can post errors later when I have access to the laptop in necessary.

3ED_0 commented on 2012-07-17 09:21

cpatrick08: 2.32 != 2.20. GDM has been rewritten since version above 2.20. Higher versions, eg are without themes engine.. You may wish create gdm2 package instead....

cpatrick08 commented on 2012-07-17 04:30

could you update gdm-old to 2.32.2
sha256sum 034d23af0ea18d86e5543e707212d9297ec7d83f221808968af266dbebc0e703

cpatrick08 commented on 2012-07-17 04:24

could you make gdm-old and base it off of 2.32 if you wanted to

3ED_0 commented on 2010-12-04 02:00

latest version is: "gdm-2.20.11.tar.gz 03-Jun-2010 23:02 6.0M"
I take off flag "out of date".