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WIP: x11/gdm: Update to 41.3 (First draft)

Authored by nc on Jan 28 2022, 10:55 PM.



After being stuck on GDM 3.28 for a long time, here is a patch to update GDM
to 41.3. This brings GDM in line with the most of the other GNOME ports.


  • Launching via X11
  • Displaying a list of users
  • Logging in


  • Unlocking the screen. It fails on this error:

    gdm 6526 - - GLib-GIO: g_dbus_connection_call_sync_internal: assertion 'object_path != NULL && g_variant_is_object_path (object_path)' failed gdm 6526 - - Gdm: Unable to determine if can activate sessions: gdm 6526 - - GLib: g_error_free: assertion 'error != NULL' failed

    This error is triggered by common/gdm-common.c in GDM. On GDM, it accepts a valid password but then goes back to the login screen.
Test Plan

Import this patch, rebuild GDM, and attempt to use it.

Diff Detail

R11 FreeBSD ports repository
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Event Timeline

nc requested review of this revision.Jan 28 2022, 10:55 PM

Fix a small Makefile error. Sorry if GDM still doesn't work.

Fix a path variable (sorry it still doesn't work :-( ).

Fix another consolekit path.

Good news! Got GDM working!

This revision was not accepted when it landed; it landed in state Needs Review.Jan 31 2022, 9:06 PM
Closed by commit R11:a69eab30db5a: x11/gdm: Update to 41.3 (authored by nc). · Explain Why
This revision was automatically updated to reflect the committed changes.