Bug#467197: gdm: GDM no longer start automagically on Lenny

robin putters rputters at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 17:35:47 UTC 2008

I am experiencing the same behaviour, the GDM init script :

  root at debian:~# /etc/init.d/gdm start
  Starting GNOME Display Manager: gdmroot at debian:~#

Starts fine calling the /usr/sbin/gdm directly, so the problem is in
the initscript.

Let me know if you need more information.


Package: gdm
Version: 2.20.3-2

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.23-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gdm depends on:
ii  adduser                    3.105         add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]      1.5.19        Debian configuration management sy
ii  gksu                       2.0.0-5       graphical frontend to su
ii  gnome-session              2.20.3-2      The GNOME 2 Session Manager
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal 2.18.4-1      The GNOME 2 terminal emulator appl
ii  libart-2.0-2               2.3.20-1      Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.20.0-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libattr1                   1:2.4.41-1    Extended attribute shared library
ii  libc6                      2.7-8         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                  1.5.4-1       The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3                1.1.4-1       simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.74-1        simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdmx1                    1:1.0.2-2     X11 Distributed Multihead extensio
ii  libfontconfig1             2.5.0-2       generic font configuration library
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.6.2-1     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.14.6-1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0    A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.12.8-1      The GTK+ graphical user interface
ii  libpam-modules       Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime       Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g             Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.19.2-1      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  librsvg2-2                 2.22.0-1      SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  librsvg2-common            2.22.0-1      SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libselinux1                2.0.35-1      SELinux shared libraries
ii  libwrap0                   7.6.dbs-14    Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.1.3-1     X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                    1:1.0.3-2     X11 authorisation library
ii  libxdmcp6                  1:1.0.2-2     X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  libxext6                   1:1.0.3-2     X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxi6                     2:1.1.3-1     X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1               1:1.0.2-1     X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2                    2.6.31.dfsg-1 GNOME XML library
ii  lsb-base                   3.1-24        Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  metacity [x-window-manager 1:2.20.2-1    A lightweight GTK2 based Window Ma
ii  twm [x-window-manager]     1:1.0.3-3     Tab window manager
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator 232-1         X terminal emulator

Versions of packages gdm recommends:
ii  dialog             1.1-20071028-3        Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  gdm-themes         0.5.1                 Themes for the GNOME Display Manag
ii  whiptail           0.52.2-11.1           Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  xserver-xephyr     2:1.4.1~git20080131-1 nested X server
ii  xserver-xorg       1:7.3+10              the X.Org X server
ii  zenity             2.20.1-1              Display graphical dialog boxes fro

-- debconf information:
  gdm/daemon_name: /usr/bin/gdm
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm

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