Next karmic gdm upgrade WILL BREAK your system

Christopher Armstrong radix at
Fri Jul 10 20:41:03 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 7:19 AM, Martin Pitt<martin.pitt at> wrote:
> Hello Karmic users,
> last Wednesday the new gdm 2.26 landed in Karmic and has caused quite
> a bunch of regressions and errors. I just uploaded 2.26.1-0ubuntu3
> which should fix the nasty ones, the only major one left is the "Does
> not support session saving" dialog (,
> which I'm going to address next.


>  3. Log out from your X session, to get back to the login manager.
>  4. Press Control-Alt-F1 to get to a text console, and log in with
>     your normal username/password.
>  5. Run an upgrade:
>       sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

FYI, this didn't work for me, because logging out of my X session
disconnected me from wifi, so I couldn't fetch packages. So I just
shut down all of my apps and left my session logged in. Then I
switched to a console and did the upgrade, which killed my GDM (fine,
it was after all the downloads were done). I just restarted gdm and
then switched back to X.

Christopher Armstrong

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