Gnome-shell should install an entry under gdm login manager

Bug #446097 reported by Patrice Vetsel on 2009-10-08
This bug affects 5 people
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gnome-shell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-shell

The gnome-shell package should install an entry under the gdm screen login manager to allow selection of it, in addition to Gnome and Xterm and safe Gnome

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Josh Holland (jshholland) wrote :

Shouldn't be too hard, as the upstream gnome-shell git repo contains a gnome-shell.desktop file that could be just installed to /usr/share/xsessions. AFAICT though, lp:ubuntu/gnome-shell does not contain this file. Is this because it is not in the upstream tarball, or is there another reason?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

upstream said they don't want a gdm entry for now because gnome-shell is not ready for normal use but should just be used for testing

Chris (cbaines) wrote :

I think you should have a gdm entry, what upstream are saying does not make sense. Some users like running beta software. It should not be made dificult just because its in beta.

SimonP (peeters-simon) wrote :

gnome3-session does this for gnome-shell

Maia Everett (linneris) wrote :

Resolved in oneiric. The "GNOME" session launches gnome-shell.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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