Bug#866897: gdm3: Impossible to restart gdm3 without rebooting

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sun Jul 2 20:07:36 UTC 2017

Am 02.07.2017 um 20:46 schrieb Matthew Vernon:
> On 02/07/17 18:15, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> I suppose this is specific to the SysV init script.
>> Using systemctl restart gdm3 here works fine.
>> Would be great if you can further investigate. I don't think anyone from
>> the Debian GNOME team is still actively using sysvinit.
> I'm happy to try and help, but don't really know where to start (I don't
> know much about GNOME, and the error messages don't mean much to me).
> Would you care to suggest things I should try and report back on, and/or
> things that the init script might need updating to do (environment
> variables / ...)?

Aside from the usual shell script debugging techniques (set -x, etc),
you could try to increase the debug level of gdm via its daemon.conf.

Don't have better suggestions unfortunately.

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universe are pointed away from Earth?

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