Debian Bug report logs - #651693
gdm3: Please make it possible to specify X server options again

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Package: gdm3; Maintainer for gdm3 is Debian GNOME Maintainers <>; Source for gdm3 is src:gdm3.

Reported by: Cyril Brulebois <>

Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 12:45:15 UTC

Severity: important

Found in version gdm3/3.0.4-4

Fixed in version gdm3/3.4.1-2

Done: Josselin Mouette <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#651693; Package gdm3. (Sun, 11 Dec 2011 12:45:18 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Cyril Brulebois <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: gdm3: Please make it possible to specify X server options again
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 13:20:43 +0100
Package: gdm3
Version: 3.0.4-4
Severity: important


some time ago I wrote in [1]:
| Getting a core file
|     Using gdm3: The idea is to tweak the daemon’s LocalXserverCommand
| setting, adding the -core option. As of gdm3 2.30, the defaults can be
| found in /usr/share/gdm/gdm.schemas. Sample /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf
| excerpt:
| [daemon]
| LocalXserverCommand=/usr/bin/Xorg -br -verbose -audit 0 -novtswitch -core


With the current gdm3 version, it appears that:
 - this option is gone.
 - there's no way to specify an extra (here: -core) X server option (that
   looks hardcoded in daemon/gdm-server.c).

Please make it possible to specify some extra options again.


Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Josselin Mouette <> to (Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:03:24 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug acknowledged by developer. (Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:21:36 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Josselin Mouette <>
Subject: Bug#651693: fixed in gdm3 3.4.1-2
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:07:44 +0000
Source: gdm3
Source-Version: 3.4.1-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
gdm3, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/g/gdm3/gdm3_3.4.1-2.debian.tar.gz
  to main/g/gdm3/gdm3_3.4.1-2.dsc
  to main/g/gdm3/gdm3_3.4.1-2_amd64.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Josselin Mouette <> (supplier of updated gdm3 package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:18:38 +0200
Source: gdm3
Binary: gdm3
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 3.4.1-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian GNOME Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Josselin Mouette <>
 gdm3       - Next generation GNOME Display Manager
Closes: 651693 675809 678961
 gdm3 (3.4.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fix typo in dconf-tools dependency version. Closes: #678961.
   * Use --no-create-home and --quiet for addgroup/adduser calls.
     Closes: #675809.
   * 05_debug_xserver_core.patch: patch from upstream git. Make the X
     server dump core when debugging is enabled. Closes: #651693.
   * 06_first_vt.patch, 20_switch_kill_greeter.patch: refreshed.
   * 90_config_comments.patch: more comments with useful options.
   * Add references to patches.
   * 02_xnest_wrapper.patch: disabled.
   * 04_reload_config.patch: patch from upstream git. Get SIGHUP to
     actually reload the configuration.
   * gdm3.init: send SIGHUP to get reload to work.
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