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Re: GDM future work

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: GDM future work
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 22:40:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hello Timothy!

Timothy Sample <address@hidden> skribis:

> It should be okay for testing as it is.  It will not work unless
> “gnome-desktop-service” is included in your services.  It does work with
> other window managers, but the session switching UI doesn’t seem to
> work.  With a bit of fiddling, I got it to start EXWM, but I suspect
> it’s only because “exdm” comes before “gnome” when sorted.  (For the
> record, I had to remove the “TryExec” key from its desktop entry file.)

I tested in ‘guix system vm’ on ‘master’.  The welcome screen is fairly
gray (do you know how we can change the background image?); it does show
the list of users, specifically those that have a proper password set:

PNG image

Logging into GNOME works and screen locking works as well.

I didn’t find a way to select a session other than GNOME, though.
How’s that supposed to work?


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