Package Details: liblightdm-qt5-guest 1:1.30.0-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/lightdm-guest.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: lightdm-guest
Description: LightDM Qt client library. With guest-session enabled
Upstream URL: https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LightDM/
Licenses: GPL3, LGPL3
Conflicts: liblightdm-qt5
Provides: liblightdm-qt5
Submitter: Sam-Burgos
Maintainer: Sam-Burgos
Last Packager: Sam-Burgos
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2018-06-12 22:43
Last Updated: 2020-04-13 22:19

Pinned Comments

Sam-Burgos commented on 2018-06-12 22:45

A couple of things related to this package

  • LightDM detects that there is a guest session available and should be available automatically, however, if you are having issues please follow the instructions below to check and enable it successfully.

  • This LightDM package includes a tweak to enable autologin which is a must in order for this package to work properly and is not available upstream, so please refrain from comments like "please don't edit system files", "this should behave like upstream", "delete this services and this extras", "you shouldn't add other things", etc. If you want a clean experience on LightDM without tweaks or you are willing to check and activate the tweaks manually; then install the upstream package.

  • This package differs from upstream in that it downloads the source code that includes the guest session at compilation time, whereas upstream doesn't. I created this package to ease some steps into enabling the guest session after a lot of trial and error.

  • I am also aware of the unconfined guest session bug lying on Launchpad but on my particular tests I didn't have any results, so please refrain from those comments as well, or if you have any comments about it then please check on the Launchpad page since the issue comes from upstream.

  • Before giving an out-of-date notice, please check the upstream package lightdm so I can check if there have been any changes between both packages that I can use to update it

  • This package cannot be installed in Manjaro, since it conflicts with the configuration of package "lightdm-settings" present there. If you intend to install this package in Manjaro you have to manually remove the files "/usr/bin/add-autologin-group.script" and "etc/systemd/system/add-autologin-group.service" before installing this package (so far only this works, and then please backup those files before performing this operation, I have tested this myself and I haven't encountered any problems but I advise you to test this before applying)

LightDM should show the "Guest Session" on the greeter and you can access to a fully working guest session (tested with GTK Greeter and Slick Greeter).

Latest Comments

Sam-Burgos commented on 2018-06-12 22:45

A couple of things related to this package

  • LightDM detects that there is a guest session available and should be available automatically, however, if you are having issues please follow the instructions below to check and enable it successfully.

  • This LightDM package includes a tweak to enable autologin which is a must in order for this package to work properly and is not available upstream, so please refrain from comments like "please don't edit system files", "this should behave like upstream", "delete this services and this extras", "you shouldn't add other things", etc. If you want a clean experience on LightDM without tweaks or you are willing to check and activate the tweaks manually; then install the upstream package.

  • This package differs from upstream in that it downloads the source code that includes the guest session at compilation time, whereas upstream doesn't. I created this package to ease some steps into enabling the guest session after a lot of trial and error.

  • I am also aware of the unconfined guest session bug lying on Launchpad but on my particular tests I didn't have any results, so please refrain from those comments as well, or if you have any comments about it then please check on the Launchpad page since the issue comes from upstream.

  • Before giving an out-of-date notice, please check the upstream package lightdm so I can check if there have been any changes between both packages that I can use to update it

  • This package cannot be installed in Manjaro, since it conflicts with the configuration of package "lightdm-settings" present there. If you intend to install this package in Manjaro you have to manually remove the files "/usr/bin/add-autologin-group.script" and "etc/systemd/system/add-autologin-group.service" before installing this package (so far only this works, and then please backup those files before performing this operation, I have tested this myself and I haven't encountered any problems but I advise you to test this before applying)

LightDM should show the "Guest Session" on the greeter and you can access to a fully working guest session (tested with GTK Greeter and Slick Greeter).