Upstart helpers (abstract jobs and event aliases) for Oneiric

Evan Broder evan at
Wed Jun 8 16:31:50 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM, James Hunt <james.hunt at> wrote:
> It won't be caught on Debian or Ubuntu by apt since DM's "provide" x-display-manager and as such you
> can install gdm, lightdm, xdm et al with no problems. However, when you reboot who knows what might
> happen (I've yet to try this :)

Right now there's a file - /etc/X11/default-display-manager that
indicates which one should be run. For GDM, at least, the Upstart job
checks the contents of the file to make sure it's the default before
actually starting.

- Evan

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