Bug#777538: gnome-shell-extensions: No gnome-classic alternative for x-session-manager

Paul van der Vlis paul at vandervlis.nl
Mon Feb 9 14:21:14 UTC 2015

Package: gnome-shell-extensions
Version: 3.14.2-1
Severity: normal

In the alternatives system, it is not possible to choose "Gnome Classic" as the
default desktop (x-session-manager). You can choose other desktops when
installed, but not "Gnome Classic".

In "man gnome-session" they tell you can change the default desktop in
/usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/gnome.session but this is a workarround in my
opionion. It's not a real config-file, and if you change it you cannot start
the normal Gnome anymore, so you have to replace it.

Maybe we can use this bug to find a workarround for this problem.

The same problem is with "Gnome on Wayland", but this is part of the package

It's no problem to choose "Gnome Fallback", when installed.

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

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=nl_NL.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnome-shell-extensions depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.22.0-1
ii  gir1.2-atk-1.0                               2.14.0-1
ii  gir1.2-clutter-1.0                           1.20.0-1
ii  gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0                         2.31.1-2+b1
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0                              1.42.0-2.2
ii  gir1.2-gmenu-3.0                             3.13.3-5
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0                               3.14.5-1
ii  gir1.2-gtop-2.0                              2.28.5-2+b1
ii  gir1.2-mutter-3.0                            3.14.2-1
ii  gir1.2-pango-1.0                             1.36.8-3
ii  gnome-session                                3.14.0-2
ii  gnome-shell                                  3.14.2-3+b1
ii  gvfs                                         1.22.2-1

Versions of packages gnome-shell-extensions recommends:
ii  gnome-tweak-tool  3.14.2-2

gnome-shell-extensions suggests no packages.

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