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Update to gdm-3.38.1

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY gdm-download-http "&gnome-download-http;/gdm/&gnome-minor-38;/gdm-&gdm-version;.tar.xz">
8 <!ENTITY gdm-download-ftp "&gnome-download-ftp;/gdm/&gnome-minor-38;/gdm-&gdm-version;.tar.xz">
9 <!ENTITY gdm-md5sum "2566a24922d525af1450b83bacf98b94">
10 <!ENTITY gdm-size "772 KB">
11 <!ENTITY gdm-buildsize "34 MB">
12 <!ENTITY gdm-time "0.1 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="gdm" xreflabel="GDM-&gdm-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="gdm.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>GDM-&gdm-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="gdm">
26 <primary sortas="a-GDM">GDM</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to GDM</title>
31
32 <para>
33 <application>GDM</application> is a system service that is
34 responsible for providing graphical logins and managing local
35 and remote displays.
36 </para>
37
38 &lfs10_checked;
39
40 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
41 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
42 <listitem>
43 <para>
44 Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&gdm-download-http;"/>
45 </para>
46 </listitem>
47 <listitem>
48 <para>
49 Download (FTP): <ulink url="&gdm-download-ftp;"/>
50 </para>
51 </listitem>
52 <listitem>
53 <para>
54 Download MD5 sum: &gdm-md5sum;
55 </para>
56 </listitem>
57 <listitem>
58 <para>
59 Download size: &gdm-size;
60 </para>
61 </listitem>
62 <listitem>
63 <para>
64 Estimated disk space required: &gdm-buildsize;
65 </para>
66 </listitem>
67 <listitem>
68 <para>
69 Estimated build time: &gdm-time;
70 </para>
71 </listitem>
72 </itemizedlist>
73 <!--
74 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Additional Downloads</bridgehead>
75 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
76 <listitem>
77 <para>
78 Required patch:
79 <ulink url="&patch-root;/gdm-&gdm-version;-security_fix-1.patch"/>
80 </para>
81 </listitem>
82 </itemizedlist>
83 -->
84 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">GDM Dependencies</bridgehead>
85
86 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
87 <para role="required">
88 <xref linkend="accountsservice"/>,
89 <xref linkend="gtk3"/>,
90 <xref linkend="iso-codes"/>,
91 <xref linkend="itstool"/>,
92 <xref linkend="libcanberra"/>,
93 <xref linkend="libdaemon"/>, and
94 <xref linkend="linux-pam"/>
95 </para>
96
97 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
98 <para role="optional">
99 <xref linkend="keyutils"/>
100 </para>
101
102 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Runtime Dependencies</bridgehead>
103 <para role="required">
104 <xref role="runtime" linkend="gnome-session"/>,
105 <xref role="runtime" linkend="gnome-shell"/>, and
106 <phrase revision="sysv"><xref role="runtime" linkend="elogind"/></phrase>
107 <phrase revision="systemd"><xref role="runtime" linkend="systemd"/></phrase>
108 </para>
109
110 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
111 <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/gdm"/>
112 </para>
113 </sect2>
114
115 <sect2 role="installation">
116 <title>Installation of GDM</title>
117
118 <para>
119 It is recommended to have a dedicated user and group to take
120 control of the <command>gdm</command> daemon after it is
121 started. Issue the following commands as the
122 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
123 </para>
124
125<screen role="root"><userinput>groupadd -g 21 gdm &amp;&amp;
126useradd -c "GDM Daemon Owner" -d /var/lib/gdm -u 21 \
127 -g gdm -s /bin/false gdm &amp;&amp;
128passwd -ql gdm</userinput></screen>
129
130 <para revision="sysv">
131 First, adapt GDM to build without systemd present:
132 </para>
133
134<screen revision="sysv"><userinput remap="pre">sed -i -r '/(^| )systemd_dep/d' meson.build</userinput></screen>
135
136 <para>
137 Install <application>GDM</application> by running the following
138 commands:
139 </para>
140
141<screen revision="sysv"><userinput>sed 's@systemd@elogind@' -i data/pam-lfs/gdm-launch-environment.pam &amp;&amp;
142
143mkdir build &amp;&amp;
144cd build &amp;&amp;
145
146meson --prefix=/usr \
147 --sysconfdir=/etc \
148 --localstatedir=/var \
149 -Dplymouth=disabled \
150 -Dgdm-xsession=true \
151 -Dpam-mod-dir=/lib/security \
152 -Dsystemd-journal=false \
153 -Dsystemdsystemunitdir=/tmp \
154 -Dsystemduserunitdir=/tmp .. &amp;&amp;
155ninja</userinput></screen>
156
157<screen revision="systemd"><userinput>mkdir build &amp;&amp;
158cd build &amp;&amp;
159
160meson --prefix=/usr \
161 --sysconfdir=/etc \
162 --localstatedir=/var \
163 -Dplymouth=disabled \
164 -Dgdm-xsession=true \
165 -Dpam-mod-dir=/lib/security .. &amp;&amp;
166ninja</userinput></screen>
167
168 <para>
169 This package does not come with a usable test suite.
170 </para>
171
172 <para>
173 Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
174 </para>
175
176<screen role="root" revision="sysv"><userinput>ninja install &amp;&amp;
177rm -rv /tmp/*.{service,target.d}</userinput></screen>
178
179<screen role="root" revision="systemd"><userinput>ninja install</userinput></screen>
180
181 </sect2>
182
183 <sect2 role="commands">
184 <title>Command Explanations</title>
185
186 <para>
187 <option>-Dinitial-vt=7</option>: Use this switch
188 to make <application>GDM</application> start on VT7
189 instead of the first free VT.
190 </para>
191
192 <para>
193 <parameter>-Dplymouth=disabled</parameter>: GDM now explicitly requires
194 plymouth to be installed. Use this switch to disable this dependency.
195 </para>
196
197 <para>
198 <option>-Ddefault-pam-config=lfs</option>: Use this
199 switch if you did not create the
200 <filename>/etc/lfs-release</filename> file or distribution
201 auto detection will fail and you will be unable to use
202 <application>GDM</application>.
203 </para>
204
205 <para>
206 <parameter>-Dgdm-xsession=true</parameter>: This enables the
207 installation of the <application>GDM</application> Xsession file.
208 </para>
209
210 </sect2>
211
212 <sect2 role="configuration">
213 <title>Configuring GDM</title>
214
215 <sect3 id="gdm-config">
216 <title>Config Files</title>
217
218 <para>
219 <filename>/etc/gdm/custom.conf</filename>
220 </para>
221
222 <indexterm zone="gdm gdm-config">
223 <primary sortas="e-etc-gdm-custom.conf">/etc/gdm/custom.conf</primary>
224 </indexterm>
225
226 </sect3>
227
228 <sect3>
229 <title>Configuration Information</title>
230
231 <para>
232 The GDM daemon is configured using the
233 <filename>/etc/gdm/custom.conf</filename> file. Default values
234 are stored in GSettings in the <filename>gdm.schemas</filename>
235 file. It is recommended that end-users modify the
236 <filename>/etc/gdm/custom.conf</filename> file because the schemas
237 file may be overwritten when the user updates their system to have
238 a newer version of <application>GDM</application>.
239 </para>
240
241 </sect3>
242
243 <sect3 id="gdm-init">
244 <title><phrase revision="sysv">Boot Script</phrase>
245 <phrase revision="systemd">Systemd Unit</phrase></title>
246
247 <indexterm zone="gdm gdm-init">
248 <primary sortas="f-gdm">gdm</primary>
249 </indexterm>
250
251 <para revision="sysv">
252 To start <command>gdm</command> automatically when the system is
253 switched to runlevel 5, install the
254 <filename>/etc/rc.d/init.d/xdm</filename> script and the
255 <filename>/etc/sysconfig/xdm</filename> configuration file
256 included in the <xref linkend="bootscripts"/> package
257 and adjust <filename>/etc/inittab</filename> by running
258 as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
259 </para>
260
261<screen role="root" revision="sysv"><userinput>make install-gdm</userinput></screen>
262
263 <para revision="sysv">
264 In order to permanently set the default runlevel to 5, starting the
265 <command>gdm</command> greeter screen automatically, you can modify
266 <filename>/etc/inittab</filename>. As the <systemitem
267 class="username">root</systemitem> user:
268 </para>
269
270<screen role="root" revision="sysv"><userinput>sed /initdefault/s/3/5/ -i /etc/inittab</userinput></screen>
271
272 <para revision="systemd">
273 To start the <command>gdm</command> daemon at boot, enable
274 the previously installed systemd unit by running the following command
275 as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
276 </para>
277
278<screen role="root" revision="systemd"><userinput>systemctl enable gdm</userinput></screen>
279
280<!-- [pierre October 2020] I don't understand why this is here: power
281 management works perfectly well
282 <para revision="sysv">
283 You should also disable default elogind power management:
284 </para>
285
286<screen role="root" revision="sysv"><userinput>cat &gt;&gt; /etc/elogind/logind.conf &lt;&lt; "EOF"
287<literal>AllowSuspend=no
288AllowHibernation=no</literal>
289EOF</userinput></screen>
290-->
291
292 </sect3>
293
294 </sect2>
295
296 <sect2 role="content">
297 <title>Contents</title>
298
299 <segmentedlist>
300 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
301 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
302 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
303
304 <seglistitem>
305 <seg>
306 gdm, gdmflexiserver, and gdm-screenshot
307 </seg>
308 <seg>
309 libgdm.so and pam_gdm.so (PAM Module)
310 </seg>
311 <seg>
312 /etc/gdm,
313 /usr/include/gdm,
314 /usr/share/gdm,
315 /usr/share/help/*/gdm,
316 /var/cache/gdm,
317 /var/lib/gdm,
318 /var/log/gdm, and
319 /var/run/gdm
320 </seg>
321 </seglistitem>
322 </segmentedlist>
323
324 <variablelist>
325 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
326 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
327 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
328
329 <varlistentry id="gdm-prog">
330 <term><command>gdm</command></term>
331 <listitem>
332 <para>
333 is a login prompt for <application>GNOME</application>.
334 </para>
335 <indexterm zone="gdm gdm-prog">
336 <primary sortas="b-gdm">gdm</primary>
337 </indexterm>
338 </listitem>
339 </varlistentry>
340
341 <varlistentry id="gdm-screenshot">
342 <term><command>gdm-screenshot</command></term>
343 <listitem>
344 <para>
345 is a screenshot tool for <application>GDM</application>.
346 </para>
347 <indexterm zone="gdm gdm-screenshot">
348 <primary sortas="b-gdm-screenshot">gdm-screenshot</primary>
349 </indexterm>
350 </listitem>
351 </varlistentry>
352
353 </variablelist>
354
355 </sect2>
356
357</sect1>
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