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Bug#690127: release-notes: Issues: switch dm to get an active consolekit session

Hi Wolodja,

Thanks a lot for your helpful suggestion!  I agree with you :)

Could you please do a

 svn co svn://svn.debian.org/svn/ddp/manuals/trunk/release-notes/en

and hack up some DocBook XML code to get your text in? That'd allow me to fix
this issue even more soon.

If not, I'll get to this issue within about a week, I hope.

Thanks, Bye,


On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 04:45:57PM +0000, Wolodja Wentland wrote:
> Hello,
> I've just stumbled over this report and have to say that the proposed section
> in the release notes is suboptimal. This is mainly due because it is unclear
> which workaround is actually being referred to in the linked bug reports.
> I would prefer it if the actual changes that are needed are documented in the
> release notes which would (for startx users) lead to something like:
> --- snip ---
> Users of display managers other than kdm, gdm and lightdm (e.g. the xdm and
> slim display managers) as well as users who start their X session by manually
> calling startx from a virtual console will likely be hit by problems with
> system services like automounting devices and autoconfiguring network
> interfaces.
> Due to changes in consolekit, display managers need to update their consolekit
> interaction. The displaymanagers kdm, gdm and lightdm in wheezy have been
> updated. Others (xdm, slim, a.o.) have not yet been updated. If you're using
> a not-yet updated display manager, either switch to an updated one before
> starting to upgrade your system, or make sure to apply the following changes
> to your configuration (as applicable):
> startx
> ------
> Please make sure that the `consolekit` and `dbus-x11` packages are installed
> and that both `ck-launch-session` and `dbus-launch` are called in all
> $HOME/.xsession files as in:
>     exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch $WM
> That means that if, for example, a user started the awesome window manager
> with:
>     exec awesome
> it should be ensured to change this line to:
>     exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch awesome
> to ensure that the aforementioned system services work correctly.
> slim
> ----
> ...
> xdm
> ---
> ...
> --- snip ---
> I know that the actual text needs to be amended and polished, but I simply
> wanted to point out that actual instructions in the release notes are much
> more helpful than just references to (long!) bug reports.
> Have a wonderful day!
> -- 
> Wolodja <debian@babilen5.org>
> 4096R/CAF14EFC
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