Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#1849 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Replace gdm with nodm

Reported by: mchua Owned by: mchua sdz
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) Version: SoaS 3 (Mirabelle)
Severity: Minor Keywords:
Cc: Distribution/OS: Fedora
Bug Status: New


We currently use the gdm package in our kickstart file to automatically log in the liveuser, but gdm pulls in a lot of GNOME dependencies that we don't need for SoaS.

We'd like to use nodm instead; it is a simple tool that does the same thing (logs in the liveuser) without the need for any dependencies.

However, nodm currently does not work (if we replace gdm with nodm in the SoaS kickstart file, it won't boot and automatically log in the liveuser). We're not sure why. Work on this ticket would begin by investigating the reason for this nonfunctionality.

Eventually we'd like to replace the kickstart line that says "gdm" with a single line that says "nodm" and have SoaS "just work." This may involve upstream nodm code patching, repackaging, and testing on the revised kickstart file.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by sdz

  • Milestone changed from Unspecified by Release Team to Future SoaS Releases
  • Version changed from Unspecified to SoaS 3 (Mirabelle)

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by sdz

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Not planning on doing this right now anymore. I'd rather have something maintained and this way we can also leverage the desktop team's work. :)

Maybe we'll come across something from the Moblin folks, but for Mirabelle, things worked well, so I'm closing this.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Milestone Future deleted

Milestone Future deleted

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