Bug#966015: gdm3: please allow to lower X server verbosity from hard-coded -verbose 3

Petr Gajdůšek petr.gajdusek at egston.com
Wed Jul 22 09:29:03 BST 2020

Source: gdm3
Severity: wishlist
Tags: upstream

Dear Maintainer,

gdm3 starts X server with hard-coded option -verbose 3. This cannot be
overridden in a sensible way.

Currently this is a blocking issue preventing me from using GDM in projects
where I need to monitor xserver logs and to monitor the attached display at the
same time via xrandr as calling xrandr results in unnecessary information being
logged when xserver verbosity is greater than 0.

I guess that general way to allow users to override xserver parameters or even
the actual xserver command, like e.g. ligthdm allows, would be highly

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable-debug'), (500, 'oldstable-debug'), (500, 'stable'), (490, 'oldstable-updates'), (490, 'oldstable'), (480, 'oldoldstable'), (400, 'testing'), (300, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-9-amd64 (SMP w/16 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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