Bug#781643: gdm3: unusable - shows garbled login-screen since recently

Andreas Glaeser bugs.andreas.glaeser at freenet.de
Wed Apr 1 07:53:55 UTC 2015

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Package: gdm3
Version: 3.14.1-6
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

because of security-concerns about lightdm
 I wanted to switch back to GDM3, but found it unusable because of a garbled login-screen
I don't know if the problem appears with RADEON-graphics only, because I don't have
anything else on my stationary PCs.
KDM showed occasional problems, but continues o work for me.
Looking at open issues of GDM, I found one, that is almost ten years old and which should
be closed most probably:

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.7-ckt7edtp (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages gdm3 depends on:
ii  accountsservice                       0.6.37-3+b1
ii  adduser                               3.113+nmu3
ii  cinnamon [x-window-manager]           2.2.16-5
ii  dconf-cli                             0.22.0-1
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend               0.22.0-1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]                 1.5.56
ii  e17 [x-window-manager]                0.17.6-1
ii  gir1.2-gdm3                           3.14.1-6
ii  gnome-session [x-session-manager]     3.14.0-2
ii  gnome-session-bin                     3.14.0-2
ii  gnome-settings-daemon                 3.14.2-3
ii  gnome-shell                           3.14.2-3+b1
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal-emulator]  3.14.1-1
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas             3.14.1-1
ii  libaccountsservice0                   0.6.37-3+b1
ii  libaudit1                             1:2.4-1+b1
ii  libc6                                 2.19-15
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0                    0.30-2.1
ii  libcanberra0                          0.30-2.1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                    2.31.1-2+b1
ii  libgdm1                               3.14.1-6
ii  libglib2.0-0                          2.42.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-bin                        2.42.1-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                            3.14.5-1
ii  libpam-modules                        1.1.8-3.1
ii  libpam-runtime                        1.1.8-3.1
ii  libpam-systemd                        215-12
ii  libpam0g                              1.1.8-3.1
ii  librsvg2-common                       2.40.5-1
ii  libselinux1                           2.3-2
ii  libsystemd0                           215-12
ii  libwrap0                              7.6.q-25
ii  libx11-6                              2:1.6.2-3
ii  libxau6                               1:1.0.8-1
ii  libxdmcp6                             1:1.1.1-1+b1
ii  libxrandr2                            2:1.4.2-1+b1
ii  lsb-base                              4.1+Debian13+nmu1
ii  metacity [x-window-manager]           1:3.14.3-1
ii  muffin [x-window-manager]             2.2.6-4
ii  mutter [x-window-manager]             3.14.2-1
ii  policykit-1                           0.105-8
ii  ucf                                   3.0030
ii  x11-common                            1:7.7+7
ii  x11-xserver-utils                     7.7+3+b1
ii  xfce4-session [x-session-manager]     4.10.1-10
ii  xfce4-terminal [x-terminal-emulator]  0.6.3-1+b1
ii  xfwm4 [x-window-manager]              4.10.1-3
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]           312-2

Versions of packages gdm3 recommends:
ii  at-spi2-core               2.14.0-1
ii  desktop-base               8.0.2
ii  gnome-icon-theme           3.12.0-1
ii  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic  3.12.0-1
ii  x11-xkb-utils              7.7+1
ii  xserver-xephyr             2:1.16.4-1
ii  xserver-xorg               1:7.7+7
ii  zenity                     3.14.0-1

Versions of packages gdm3 suggests:
ii  gnome-orca            3.14.0-4
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring  3.14.0-1+b1

- -- debconf information:
* shared/default-x-display-manager: kdm
  gdm3/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/gdm3
Version: GnuPG v2


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