Bug#504428: /usr/sbin/gdmsetup: gdmsetup is not useful if /etc/gdm/gdm.conf does not exist

Bartek Krawczyk bbartlomiej at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 22:08:50 UTC 2008

Same thing here, /etc/gdm.conf was present but empty. I've repaired it
by copying /usr/share/gdm/defaults.conf over /etc/gdm/gdm.conf. After
doing this I can change GDM settings using gdmsetup. It's probably

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gdm depends on:
ii  adduser                3.110             add and remove users and
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.22            Debian configuration
management sy
ii  gksu                   2.0.0-5           graphical frontend to su
ii  gnome-session [x-sessi 2.22.3-2          The GNOME 2 Session Manager
ii  gnome-terminal [x-term 2.22.3-3          The GNOME 2 terminal
emulator appl
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.20-2          Library of functions for 2D
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.22.0-1          The ATK accessibility
ii  libattr1               1:2.4.43-1        Extended attribute shared
ii  libc6                  2.7-15            GNU C Library: Shared
ii  libcairo2              1.6.4-6.1         The Cairo 2D vector
graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.1-4           simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.76-1            simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  libdmx1                1:1.0.2-3         X11 Distributed Multihead
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-1           generic font configuration
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.7-2           FreeType 2 font engine,
shared lib
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.6.2-1         library to load .glade
files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.16.6-1          The GLib library of C
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0        A powerful object-oriented
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.12.11-4         The GTK+ graphical user
ii  libpam-modules         1.0.1-4           Pluggable Authentication
Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime         1.0.1-4           Runtime support for the PAM
ii  libpam0g               1.0.1-4           Pluggable Authentication
Modules l
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.20.5-3          Layout and rendering of
ii  librsvg2-2             2.22.2-2          SAX-based renderer library
for SVG
ii  librsvg2-common        2.22.2-2          SAX-based renderer library
for SVG
ii  libselinux1            2.0.65-5          SELinux shared libraries
ii  libwrap0               7.6.q-16          Wietse Venema's TCP
wrappers libra
ii  libx11-6               2:1.1.5-2         X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                1:1.0.3-3         X11 authorisation library
ii  libxdmcp6              1:1.0.2-3         X11 Display Manager Control
ii  libxext6               2:1.0.4-1         X11 miscellaneous extension
ii  libxi6                 2:1.1.3-1         X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1           2:1.0.3-2         X11 Xinerama extension
ii  libxml2                2.6.32.dfsg-4     GNOME XML library
ii  lsb-base               3.2-20            Linux Standard Base 3.2
init scrip
ii  metacity [x-window-man 1:2.22.0-2        A lightweight GTK2 based
Window Ma
ii  rxvt-unicode [x-termin 9.05-1+lenny1     RXVT-like terminal emulator
with U
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library -

Versions of packages gdm recommends:
ii  dialog                    1.1-20080316-1 Displays user-friendly
dialog boxe
ii  gdm-themes                0.6.1          Themes for the GNOME
Display Manag
ii  whiptail                  0.52.2-11.3    Displays user-friendly
dialog boxe
ii  xnest                     2:1.4.2-7      Nested X server
ii  xserver-xephyr            2:1.4.2-7      nested X server
ii  xserver-xorg              1:7.3+18       the X.Org X server
ii  zenity                    2.22.1-2       Display graphical dialog
boxes fro

Versions of packages gdm suggests:
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring          2.22.3-2   PAM module to unlock the
ii  locales                       2.7-15     GNU C Library: National
Language (
ii  pm-utils              utilities and scripts for
power ma

-- debconf information:
  gdm/daemon_name: /usr/bin/gdm
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm

Bartek Krawczyk
JID: bbartlomiej at jabster.pl

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