Package Details: lightdm-webkit-greeter 2.0.0-1

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Package Base: lightdm-webkit-greeter
Description: A lightweight display manager
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Licenses: GPL3, LGPL3
Submitter: None
Maintainer: disastro
Last Packager: disastro
Votes: 128
Popularity: 1.581425
First Submitted: 2011-06-16 18:26
Last Updated: 2016-01-27 20:54

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pepper_chico commented on 2016-01-28 01:04

Hey @disastro, thanks bro!

Everything is running smoothly again, at last!

But, sorry for you, everything I said and what others reported was true.
First, I do use lightdm-webkit-theme-archlinux on top of this, I'm not using the variant available from AUR, I'm using a newer variant from:


Besides this, as I said, and as other users have reported, I did test
it with the default webkit theme and its behavior was the same! Many
users have reported that for several kinds of themes, so:

- it was not working for many themes.
- it was flagged as out of date because of the version 2 release.
- there were no status about going to try a fix regarding the many complains.

Now, after the 2.0.0 update, all is working again.


disastro commented on 2016-01-27 20:53

2.0.0 seems to have been made backwards compatible with old function names.

Unless it's some other error than the password field of course.

disastro commented on 2016-01-27 20:30

Unflagging. This package works, webkit and simple themes work. Other themes probably need an update.

lightdm-webkit-theme-archlinux doesn't even depend on this but lightdm-webkit2-greeter

There is a reason why you should check what you update especially from AUR.
Anybody is more than welcome to send logs, I am still following and troubleshooting this issue in between my university studies and other personal life even though pepper_chico is steaming on orphaning this. The package works and is maintained!

EDIT: I'll push 2.0.0, didn't actually check instantly since I thought it was flagged just because it is "broken"
EDIT2: Reference for themes needing update, themes I've seen break over this commit, so report them to themes upstream not to me
EDIT3: Unless it's something else I've seen yet in case, logs or try and debug yourself.

pepper_chico commented on 2016-01-25 22:14

Since this package is being required by several other theme packages, and given that its current state can only bring frustration to any user, and since there isn't any status about any fix or effort in that direction, I suggest it to be orphaned.

pepper_chico commented on 2016-01-17 21:16

check the greeter logs. I've found the issue from there, any theme is getting javascript null object access issues with the password input widget.

pepper_chico commented on 2016-01-17 21:00

yaourt -Syua

and have just spent 4 hours of my working hours on weekend figuring out I've hit this.

Switched to GTK greeter for now. I was using lightdm-webkit-archlinux-theme.

mrdrogdrog commented on 2016-01-13 13:26

I tried a fresh install of the package and the default "webkit" theme.
Didn't work.

Can you fix this? :s
I switched temporary to lightdm-gtk-greeter and don't want to use the gtk2 version of webkit-greeter.

disastro commented on 2016-01-13 13:14

lightdm-webkit2-greeter could be an upgrade though. They are different projects so I am not sure how different they are and lightdm-webkit-theme-archlinux seems to depend on the Antergos webkit2 version.

I tested this again with the default 'webkit' theme with and without webkitgtk2 and it does work so I can only assume the problems are theme problems, webkitgtk2 is not used anymore.

So what has changed is that 1.0 seems to be GTK3 now and uses a newer javascriptcoregtk, 3.0 instead of 1.0 that is in webkitgtk2 and that could break themes I guess.

EDIT: I'll try building and running this on a more clean system in the weekend since I could have a library that is needed already installed on my system

eigengrau commented on 2016-01-13 08:01

I’ve also noticed that I cannot login anymore with the ycombinator theme (haven’t tried any other themes though). I thought webkit-greeter might have had an API change which requires the themes to be changed. Any pointers?

mrdrogdrog commented on 2016-01-12 22:54

I made my own theme based on my personal needs. This failed, arch, simple and webkit.

Can I provide something to help you?

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