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Bug 392927

Summary: x11-apps/xdm: init script does not depend on dbus when using gdm
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Qin Jue Hang <isparavanje>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo X packagers <x11>
Severity: minor CC: gnome
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Qin Jue Hang 2011-12-02 15:28:07 UTC
gdm requires dbus, but the xdm script does not depend on dbus. Hence, if gdm is used, and parallel boot is enabled, xdm does not start when init starts, with an error message about dbus. A simple fix would be to make xdm depend on dbus, however that would assume the user is not running a simplistic system with no dbus. Perhaps there could be a dbus useflag.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select gdm in /etc/conf.d/xdm
2.Enable parallel boot in rc.conf
Actual Results:  
gnome does not start, requires manual #/etc/init.d/xdm restart

Expected Results:  
gnome starts

Problem only manifests with parallel boot
Comment 1 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) gentoo-dev 2011-12-02 16:08:54 UTC
Add the line


to your /etc/conf.d/xdm file...
Comment 2 Alexandre Rostovtsev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-12-02 16:40:53 UTC
This was fixed in x11-base/xorg-server-1.11.2-r2

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 390609 ***