GDM 4 XDMCP installed with no xserver.

Bug #608389 reported by Mike Mestnik on 2010-07-21
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

I'd like to run GDM with no xserver installed. After the install I need to reconfigure GDM to not try and load 0=Xorg...

Where did my configuration files go?
gdmsetup is locked and broken, something about an .s* thing not being permitted.

GDM will not stay running.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gdm
Uname: Linux i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Jul 21 16:35:55 2010
ProcEnviron: SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gdm

Mike Mestnik (cheako) wrote :
Mike Mestnik (cheako) wrote :

Ohh I forgot... I can run an Xserver, but as I'm running under coLinux it would be useless.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report but that seems rather a user debug request than a bug

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Mike Mestnik (cheako) wrote :

Sorry, The documentation referances [serverStandared] or something and this should be in gdm.conf or If I add these things to custom.conf. No, I'm sure that by default you can't alter how the X server is started as this is being a bug.

Like a feature that was removed.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the development release - Oneiric Ocelot. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed in the next release of Ubuntu. You can find out more about the development release at . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Mike Mestnik (cheako) wrote :


cheako@arcadia:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu oneiric (development branch)
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric

arcadia:~# apt-get update
arcadia:~# apt-get dist-upgrade
The following packages will be upgraded:
  bash-completion compiz compiz-core compiz-gnome compiz-plugins
  compiz-plugins-default ffmpeg gir1.2-gtk-3.0 gnome-settings-daemon
  google-chrome-stable indicator-power libavcodec-dev libavcodec-extra-53
  libavdevice53 libavfilter2 libavformat53 libavutil-dev libavutil-extra-51
  libcairo-gobject2 libcairo-script-interpreter2 libcairo2 libcairo2-dev
  libdbus1.0-cil libdecoration0 libdrm-dev libdrm-intel1 libdrm-nouveau1a
  libdrm-radeon1 libdrm2 libegl1-mesa libegl1-mesa-dev libgail-3-0 libgbm1
  libgl1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dri libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental libgl1-mesa-glx
  libglapi-mesa libglu1-mesa libglu1-mesa-dev libgtk-3-0 libgtk-3-bin
  libgtk-3-common libido-0.1-0 libido3-0.1-0 libkms1 libnm-gtk-common
  libnm-gtk0 libpostproc52 libswscale2 logcheck-database logtail
  mesa-common-dev network-manager-gnome ntfs-3g nvidia-settings python-gobject
  python-gobject-cairo tzdata tzdata-java upstart xdg-utils

cheako@arcadia:~$ cat /etc/gdm/custom.conf; echo EOF
# GDM configuration storage









Mike Mestnik (cheako) on 2011-10-05
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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