Package Details: lightdm-unity-greeter

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Package Base: lightdm-unity-greeter
Description: The greeter (login screen) application for Unity. It is implemented as a LightDM greeter.
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Licenses: GPL3, LGPL3
Groups: unity
Submitter: chenxiaolong
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: horsemanoffaith
Votes: 23
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2011-10-02 20:35
Last Updated: 2016-09-17 04:29

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Anonymous comment on 2012-05-29 22:08


I tried installing this package in virtualbox in order to test it before using it on real machine :)

The compilation / installation went just fine, however lightdm gives me blank screen.
In order to execute dconf like it was stated here, i installed xorg-twm. I executed dconf-editor and the settings for unity-greeter are present. The files that are listed in confir are also present.
I installed xf86-video-vesa in order to have graphical environment.

I have read the logs from

but the only error i see there is this:

Could not execute 'plymouth --ping'.

However i don't think it's relevant, because when i installed lightdm-gtk-greeter and changed the greeter-session to gtk-greeter i still have blank screen..

What may i be missing?

best regards,

chenxiaolong commented on 2012-05-29 04:57

@step-2: It should be fixed now :)

A.J commented on 2012-05-29 03:23

PKGBUILD: line 37: convert: command not found
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

chenxiaolong commented on 2012-04-29 01:43

@Blender: Done :) I didn't bump the release number though, since it doesn't affect current installations :)

Anonymous comment on 2012-04-29 01:26

Can you add "libindicator3" as a dependency? Compilation fails without it.

chenxiaolong commented on 2012-04-16 00:22

@justforgetme: /etc/lightdm/{lightdm-,}unity-greeter.conf aren't used anymore. Settings are stored in GSettings/dconf now. To change the unity greeter settings, you need to do this:

($ means as user, # means as root)

Allow other users to run programs in your X session:

$ xhost +

Change Unity Greeter settings with dconf editor: (The settings are in /com/canonical/unity-greeter in dconf-editor)

$ sudo su
# sudo -u lightdm dconf-editor
# exit

Prevent other users from running programs in your X session:

$ xhost -

kiriakos commented on 2012-04-15 18:45

@chenxiaolong yep, syncing testing/glib2 resolves the compile issue.

But. I am confused to whether this should also create a /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf or /etc/lightdm/lightdm-unity-greeter.conf
file. My installation didn't but if I understand correctly it should

chenxiaolong commented on 2012-04-13 02:02

@caspian: I think you might need the version of glib2 from the testing repo. Or you could wait until it's arrives in the extra repo :)

caspian commented on 2012-04-12 08:05

With the latest build and changed patch -Np1 I'm getting the following error:
settings-daemon.c:318:56: warning: pointer/integer type mismatch in conditional expression [enabled by default]
settings-daemon.c: At top level:
settings-daemon.c:322:41: error: unknown type name ‘GSettingsSchema’
settings-daemon.c:327:47: error: unknown type name ‘GSettingsSchemaSource’
settings-daemon.c: In function ‘settings_daemon_set_plugin_enabled’:
settings-daemon.c:333:2: error: unknown type name ‘GSettingsSchemaSource’
settings-daemon.c:334:2: error: unknown type name ‘GSettingsSchemaSource’
settings-daemon.c:335:2: error: unknown type name ‘GSettingsSchemaSource’
settings-daemon.c:336:2: error: unknown type name ‘GSettingsSchemaSource’
settings-daemon.c:338:2: error: unknown type name ‘GSettingsSchema’
settings-daemon.c:339:2: error: unknown type name ‘GSettingsSchema’
settings-daemon.c:340:2: error: unknown type name ‘GSettingsSchema’
settings-daemon.c:343:2: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘g_settings_schema_source_get_default’ [-Wimplicit-function-declaration]
settings-daemon.c:343:2: warning: nested extern declaration of ‘g_settings_schema_source_get_default’ [-Wnested-externs]
settings-daemon.c:343:9: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast [enabled by default]
settings-daemon.c:348:2: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘g_settings_schema_source_lookup’ [-Wimplicit-function-declaration]
settings-daemon.c:348:2: warning: nested extern declaration of ‘g_settings_schema_source_lookup’ [-Wnested-externs]
settings-daemon.c:348:9: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast [enabled by default]
settings-daemon.c:365:2: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘_vala_GSettingsSchema_free’ [-Wimplicit-function-declaration]
settings-daemon.c:365:2: warning: nested extern declaration of ‘_vala_GSettingsSchema_free’ [-Wnested-externs]
settings-daemon.c:366:2: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘_vala_GSettingsSchemaSource_free’ [-Wimplicit-function-declaration]
settings-daemon.c:366:2: warning: nested extern declaration of ‘_vala_GSettingsSchemaSource_free’ [-Wnested-externs]
settings-daemon.c: In function ‘settings_daemon_run_finish’:
settings-daemon.c:391:25: warning: variable ‘_data_’ set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]
make[2]: *** [unity_greeter-settings-daemon.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/yaourt-tmp-root/aur-lightdm-unity-greeter/src/unity-greeter-0.2.7/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/yaourt-tmp-root/aur-lightdm-unity-greeter/src/unity-greeter-0.2.7'
make: *** [all] Error 2

chenxiaolong commented on 2012-04-11 19:35

@clickit: Sorry about not being able to test. I'm not at my Arch Linux computer right now, so I can't compile the package. For the error, changing:

patch -Np0 ...


patch -Np1 ...

should fix it :)