Bug#618293: gdm3 manual: daemon configuration file is /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Mon Mar 14 03:22:17 UTC 2011

Package: gdm3
Version: 2.30.5-8
Severity: minor

The gdm3 daemon configuration file is /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf, not
<etc>/gdm/custom.conf as said in the manual; see Section 5.4:

  5.4. Daemon Configuration

  The GDM daemon is configured using the <etc>/gdm/custom.conf file.
  Default values are stored in GConf in the gdm.schemas file. It is
  recommended that end-users modify the <etc>/gdm/custom.conf file
  because the schemas file may be overwritten when the user updates
  their system to have a newer version of GDM.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.37-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gdm3 depends on:
ii  adduser                    3.112+nmu2    add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]      1.5.38        Debian configuration management sy
ii  fvwm [x-window-manager]    1:2.5.30.ds-1 F(?) Virtual Window Manager
ii  gconf2                     2.28.1-6      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-session [x-session-m 2.30.2-3      The GNOME Session Manager - GNOME 
ii  gnome-session-bin          2.30.2-3      The GNOME Session Manager - Minima
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal 2.30.2-1      The GNOME terminal emulator applic
ii  libart-2.0-2               2.3.21-1      Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.30.0-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libattr1                   1:2.4.44-2    Extended attribute shared library
ii  libaudit0                  1.7.13-1+b2   Dynamic library for security audit
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.24.3-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0             2.24.3-1      The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                      2.11.2-13     Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2                  1.10.2-4      The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcanberra-gtk0           0.24-1        Gtk+ helper for playing widget eve
ii  libcanberra0               0.24-1        a simple abstract interface for pl
ii  libdbus-1-3                1.4.6-1       simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.88-2.1      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfontconfig1             2.8.0-2.1     generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6               2.4.4-1       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4                2.28.1-6      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.28.2-1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0                2.30.0-1      The GNOME library - runtime files
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0          2.30.1-1      A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.20.1-2      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.18-0.1 libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpam-modules             1.1.2-2       Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime             1.1.2-2       Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                   1.1.2-2       Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpanel-applet2-0         2.30.2-4      library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.28.3-2~sid1 Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0      0.99-3        PolicyKit Authorization API
ii  libpolkit-gtk-1-0          0.99-2        PolicyKit GTK+ API
ii  libpopt0                   1.16-1        lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  librsvg2-common            2.26.3-1      SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libselinux1                2.0.96-1      SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii  libupower-glib1            0.9.8-2       abstraction for power management -
ii  libwrap0                   7.6.q-19      Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.4.1-5     X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                    1:1.0.6-1     X11 authorisation library
ii  libxdmcp6                  1:1.1.0-1     X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  libxklavier16              5.0-2         X Keyboard Extension high-level AP
ii  libxml2                    2.7.8.dfsg-2  GNOME XML library
ii  lsb-base                   3.2-27        Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  metacity [x-window-manager 1:2.30.1-3    lightweight GTK+ window manager
ii  mlterm [x-terminal-emulato 3.0.2-1       MultiLingual TERMinal
ii  policykit-1-gnome          0.99-2        GNOME authentication agent for Pol
ii  rxvt-unicode [x-terminal-e 9.09-5        RXVT-like terminal emulator with U
ii  twm [x-window-manager]     1:1.0.6-1     Tab window manager
ii  upower                     0.9.8-2       abstraction for power management
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator 269-1         X terminal emulator

Versions of packages gdm3 recommends:
ii  at-spi                     1.30.1-3      Assistive Technology Service Provi
ii  desktop-base               6.0.6         common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  gnome-icon-theme           2.30.3-2      GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-power-manager        2.32.0-2      power management tool for the GNOM
ii  gnome-settings-daemon      2.30.2-2      daemon handling the GNOME session 
ii  x11-xkb-utils              7.6+2         X11 XKB utilities
ii  xserver-xephyr             2: nested X server
ii  xserver-xorg               1:7.6+4       the X.Org X server
ii  zenity                     2.30.0-1      Display graphical dialog boxes fro

Versions of packages gdm3 suggests:
pn  gnome-mag                     <none>     (no description available)
pn  gnome-orca                    <none>     (no description available)
pn  gok                           <none>     (no description available)
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring          2.30.3-5   PAM module to unlock the GNOME key
ii  metacity                      1:2.30.1-3 lightweight GTK+ window manager

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/gdm3/daemon.conf changed [not included]

-- debconf information:
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm3
  gdm3/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/gdm3

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