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Re: Bug#735023: please relax Dependency on gdm3

On 12/01/2014 00:05, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Am 11.01.2014 23:55, schrieb Robert Millan:
>> Package: gnome-shell
>> Version: 3.8.4-5
>> Tags: patch
>> Hi,
>> This package Depends on gdm3, I assume because it interacts with it in
>> intimate ways (switch user button?).
>> However, it seems that even if gdm3 might be a better choice for GNOME
>> users, gnome-shell is still usable without. I force-uninstalled gdm3
>> and then performed a pair of tests:
>> 1- I tried to run gnome-session directly from xinit, a GNOME session
>>    started. However, I couldn't find any way to logout. I'm not familiar
>>    with the GNOME UI, so unless I missed something I assume that running it
>>    from xinit is not supported and a display manager is required.
>> 2- Then I tried to start a GNOME session in lightdm. In this case, I found
>>    the logout button, and verified that it works correctly. I didn't find
>>    anything broken in the UI, though I admit that I didn't know what to look
>>    for. I just clicked through the menus and finally clicked the logout
>>    button to end the session.
>> Unless I've missed something, step 2 shows that gnome-shell is usable without
>> gdm3. If that is so, please consider relaxing the Dependency so that virtual
>> package "x-display-manager" is also accepted.
> Have you tried locking your screen?

No. And I just rechecked, but I couldn't find any button to do that. Please
can you provide more details on what I should try?

Mind that I'm completely unfamiliar with the new GNOME UI.

Robert Millan

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