Bug#850291: gdm3: does not work without gnome-session

Pascal Liehne debianbug at gmx.de
Wed Jun 12 14:56:56 BST 2019

Package: gdm3
Version: 3.30.2-3
Followup-For: Bug #850291


It looks like the bug is back. After install of gdm3 and gnome-terminal
in one command and login I get only the background image.

HowTo reproduce:
- Install Debian 10 RC1 via Netinstaller without additional software
- run: apt-get install gdm3 gnome-terminal
- reboot, so gdm3 ist started
- login
- you will see only the background image.

a) Install gdm3 and gnome-terminal in two commands:
- apt-get install gdm3
- apt-get install gnome-terminal
On this way gnome-session{,-common} will be installed automaticaly

b) Install gnome-session manualy

It didn't helped to
- switch to sid and run dist-upgrade
- upgrade gmd3 from experimental

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_CRAP
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gdm3 depends on:
ii  accountsservice                       0.6.45-2
ii  adduser                               3.118
ii  dconf-cli                             0.30.1-2
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend               0.30.1-2
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]                 1.5.71
ii  gir1.2-gdm-1.0                        3.30.2-3
ii  gnome-session-bin                     3.30.1-2
ii  gnome-settings-daemon                 3.30.2-3
ii  gnome-shell                           3.30.2-9
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal-emulator]  3.30.2-2
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas             3.28.1-1
ii  libaccountsservice0                   0.6.45-2
ii  libaudit1                             1:2.8.4-3
ii  libc6                                 2.28-10
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0                    0.30-7
ii  libcanberra0                          0.30-7
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                    2.38.1+dfsg-1
ii  libgdm1                               3.30.2-3
ii  libglib2.0-0                          2.58.3-2
ii  libglib2.0-bin                        2.58.3-2
ii  libgtk-3-0                            3.24.5-1
ii  libkeyutils1                          1.6-6
ii  libpam-modules                        1.3.1-5
ii  libpam-runtime                        1.3.1-5
ii  libpam-systemd                        241-5
ii  libpam0g                              1.3.1-5
ii  librsvg2-common                       2.44.10-2.1
ii  libselinux1                           2.8-1+b1
ii  libsystemd0                           241-5
ii  libwrap0                              7.6.q-28
ii  libx11-6                              2:1.6.7-1
ii  libxau6                               1:1.0.8-1+b2
ii  libxcb1                               1.13.1-2
ii  libxdmcp6                             1:1.1.2-3
ii  lsb-base                              10.2019051400
ii  mutter [x-window-manager]             3.30.2-7
ii  policykit-1                           0.105-25
ii  procps                                2:3.3.15-2
ii  ucf                                   3.0038+nmu1
ii  x11-common                            1:7.7+19
ii  x11-xserver-utils                     7.7+8

Versions of packages gdm3 recommends:
ii  at-spi2-core    2.30.0-7
ii  desktop-base    10.0.2
ii  x11-xkb-utils   7.7+4
ii  xserver-xephyr  2:1.20.4-1
ii  xserver-xorg    1:7.7+19
ii  zenity          3.30.0-2

Versions of packages gdm3 suggests:
pn  gnome-orca            <none>
pn  libpam-fprintd        <none>
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring  3.28.2-5

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

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