New GDM upload to Karmic

Max Bowsher maxb at
Sat Jul 4 00:36:13 UTC 2009

Alexander Sack wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 03:35:10PM -0700, Dean Loros wrote:
>>   Greetings...
>> There has been several problems with the new GDM upload to Karmic--most 
>> problematic is that during the update the xsession will close, causing 
>> problems ranging from mild to very severe...Bug report: 
>> & forum 
>> discussion:
> For me gdm didnt really log out. Rather it triggered the "user
> switch" screen and i was able to resume my running session by after
> username/password.


I experienced what you describe above when upgrading from old gdm to new
gdm, *but* when I later upgraded from one package version of new gdm to
a slightly newer one, it killed my session outright.

Either way, even triggering the "user switch" screen in the middle of a
jaunty->karmic upgrade would be very bad user experience.


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