Bug#767388: gdm3: Issue still there with systemd 215-8

r.ductor r.ductor at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 14:51:56 UTC 2015

Package: gdm3
Version: 3.14.1-3
Followup-For: Bug #767388

Dear Maintainer (Laurent Bigonville)

I'm sorry but gdm.service seems to be in failed state also with systemd 215-8 (from testing).

#  systemctl status gdm.service
● gdm.service - GNOME Display Manager
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/gdm.service; static)
  Drop-In: /run/systemd/generator/gdm3.service.d
   Active: failed (Result: start-limit) since Mon 2015-01-05 15:38:26 CET; 4min 46s ago
  Process: 1110 ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c [ "$(cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager 2>/dev/null)" = "/usr/sbin/gdm3" ] (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Jan 05 15:38:25 IPhT-IA-004976 systemd[1]: Failed to start GNOME Display Manager.
Jan 05 15:38:25 IPhT-IA-004976 systemd[1]: Unit gdm.service entered failed state.
Jan 05 15:38:26 IPhT-IA-004976 systemd[1]: gdm.service start request repeated too quickly, refusing to start.
Jan 05 15:38:26 IPhT-IA-004976 systemd[1]: Failed to start GNOME Display Manager.
Jan 05 15:38:26 IPhT-IA-004976 systemd[1]: Unit gdm.service entered failed state.

# aptitude show systemd
Package: systemd                                                                                                                       
State: installed                                                                                                                       
Automatically installed: yes                                                                                                           
Version: 215-8           

# cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

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

Versions of packages gdm3 depends on:
ii  accountsservice                              0.6.37-3+b1
ii  adduser                                      3.113+nmu3
ii  dconf-cli                                    0.22.0-1
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend                      0.22.0-1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]                        1.5.55
ii  gir1.2-gdm3                                  3.14.1-3
ii  gnome-session [x-session-manager]            3.14.0-2
ii  gnome-session-bin                            3.14.0-2
ii  gnome-session-flashback [x-session-manager]  3.8.1-7
ii  gnome-settings-daemon                        3.14.2-2
ii  gnome-shell                                  3.14.2-3
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal-emulator]         3.14.1-1
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.14.1-1
ii  kde-window-manager [x-window-manager]        4:4.11.13-2
ii  konsole [x-terminal-emulator]                4:4.14.2-1
ii  libaccountsservice0                          0.6.37-3+b1
ii  libaudit1                                    1:2.4-1+b1
ii  libc6                                        2.19-13
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                                      3.14.1-3
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                               215-8
ii  libpam0g                                     1.1.8-3.1
ii  librsvg2-common                              2.40.5-1
ii  libselinux1                                  2.3-2
ii  libsystemd0                                  215-8
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  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  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]                  312-1

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:
ii  xserver-xorg               1:7.7+7
ii  zenity                     3.14.0-1

Versions of packages gdm3 suggests:
ii  gnome-orca            3.14.0-2
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring  3.14.0-1+b1

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

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