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Answer in 2 words: The location of Xserver for GDM is hard-coded at compile time in configure.ac, line 1199 in X_SERVER variable and can't be configured. So, may be you could play with symlinks, linking /usr/bin/Xorg (or, less probably /usr/bin/X, see this) to your build of Xserver. Details: I have a Debian 7, too and here's my process tree: ...


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Probably, the ownership or permissions of your home directory has changed. To fix it, run as root chown -R USER:USER ~USER chmod u+rwx ~USER where you need to replace USER with your username.


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This appears to be issues with gnome-shell at various times across multiple distros (Red Hat for example). Your best bet would be to browse and file a bug in Debian BTS, including relevant output from strace, top, etc. Note that Debian 6 is still the Stable release and Debian 7 is Testing. Your help reporting and tracking the issue in BTS will help make the ...


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You should write [Unit] Wants=NetworkManager.service After=NetworkManager.service to /etc/systemd/system/gdm.service.d/after_networkmanager.conf


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This should work with gdm ≥ 3.12 (tested on archlinux w. gdm 3.16.1): switch to a VT (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F3), login as root and run: su - gdm -s /bin/sh to switch user to gdm. then run: export $(dbus-launch) and: GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf gsettings set org.gnome.login-screen disable-user-list true run exit or hit Ctrl+D to return to root account. restart ...


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Since @Bob says there's no runtime configuration option for this and I didn't want to rebuild gdm3 from patched source, I took the following approach. First, move the real X server aside: sudo dpkg-divert --local --rename --add /usr/bin/Xorg Then drop a new shell script in place of /usr/bin/Xorg: #!/bin/sh test -x /usr/local/bin/Xorg && exec ...


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UPDATE I found a workaround after reading these bug reports: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=785782 and https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=724731 In my case the workaround was installing lightdm as display manager. sudo aptitude install lightdm This also prompts you to choose it as default display manager. However this ...


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Based on this response, I have done the following and it works. sudo nano /etc/gdm/gdm.conf In this file, I added the following line. FirstVT=7 In /etc/gdm/gdm.conf you can set what the 1st terminal should be the graphical interface. FirstVT=7 will make GDM check tty7 first (by the way: this could mean it ends up on tty8, tty9 if these are ...


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I see from this link that it is in wheezy-backports and sid, but not jessie, as you say. The version in sid appears to be quite a bit higher than I remember a couple of weeks ago. Most packages move to jessie automatically after 5 days, I think, so you could either wait for a bit or install from sid. The old version could have been removed from Jessie due to ...


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This worked for me on my Arch Linux with Gnome 3.12. It turned out that it maybe related to the config in /etc/gdm/PostSession/Default. Run sudo pacman -S wmctrl to install wmctrl for windows management. Create a executable file for closing all windows. For example, I put it in /home/[your_username]/bin/close-all-windows with these contents: #!/bin/sh ...


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To gracefully shutdown your desktop, you may need to raise the TimeoutStopSec= for GDM, or whatever other display manager you are using.


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It looks like you haven't changed your default runlevel and X Server is already running. You should have set it to 3, i.e.: id:3:initdefault: Although I don't think your script is going to work anyway. This part: cd /home/user1/Documents/ProgramFile ./ myProgram.sh is going to be executed only after X Server stopped.


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when removing the package, some cleanup scripts are run. it seems like one of these fails (namely /etc/init.d/gdm3), rendering the un-installation incomplete. the proper way to fix this, is by checking why the script fails. try running /etc/init.d/gdm3 stop manually, and see why it fails. fix the underlying error, then try to uninstall again. an ugly ...



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