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Old 06-15-2017, 10:36 PM   #106
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As you see you can mostly


Forums have been disabled many many years ago as we got loads of spam, and sincerely not much people were using it at the time this was done, it was somewhere in the transition from gnome 2.32 to gnome 3.6 if i remember well.
Ah, alright. Perhaps the link should be removed when you get a chance (I know, little time and other priorities).

By the way, I had to install chrome-gnome-shell in order to get the extensions page working through the browser. Maybe it's not necessary and I did something wrong, but I have a SlackBuild for it if you are interested.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 05:52 AM   #107
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Yeah, I was even thinking to reactivate the forums, but since the dropline community is probably very very small, I think there is not much sense to have the forums up. Maybe I decide to do it, will see, not a big priority right now.

For the chrome-gnome-shell i have no idea, since i use firefox it always worked for me in firefox. Maybe something changed in the recent days, but laast time i used the extensions.gnome.org worked ok for me.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 07:03 AM   #108
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I'm using Firefox myself, but I still needed to install that to make it work. Before I installed it, the extensions page complained a "native host connector" wasn't running. But if you're not having that problem, maybe it's just something on my end.

Edit: there's also a Firefox plugin, but that didn't work for me (it still complained about the native host connector). I had to actually remove the plugin and install chrome-gnome-shell for it to work on Firefox.

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Old 06-16-2017, 07:28 AM   #109
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Which extension are you trying to install ? Can you point the link to it ?
 
Old 06-16-2017, 07:33 AM   #110
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It seems you are right

It is on gnome side that something has changed from last time i tried it. Now I am getting this message:

"Although GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected. Refer documentation for instructions about installing connector."

So it needs gnome-shell-extensions package or something named simirarly. I will see if I add this to the packages list.

Here are some instructions: https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Gnom...e/Installation
 
Old 06-16-2017, 07:45 AM   #111
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It's any extension really, but the two that I've installed are shellshape and system-monitor. Without the broswer extension or chrome-gnome-shell installed, I get a warning at the top of the page that you see in the first image. With the browser extension installed but not chrome-gnome-shell, it gives me the second warning. Either way, the off/on toggle doesn't show up for any extensions.

Edit: I see you found out the same thing.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:48 AM   #112
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Correct , thats what happens also here. I can confirm it.
 
Old 07-02-2017, 02:42 PM   #113
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Hey saxa,

I'm wondering whether you made any progress in getting GDM to work. I successfully built packages for elogind and GDM, but GDM just hangs and doesn't seem to do anything when I try to run it. There's no output, either. If I use runlevel 4, it just brings me to a console login, though there is a process running for GDM (probably hanging).

EDIT: Sorry, I should have said I built gdm-3.20.1 (and elogind-231.3). I didn't actually realize you already had gdm-3.16.4 in the release.

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Old 07-03-2017, 05:22 AM   #114
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Hi, to be honet I had no time to work on DLG lately at all. Really busy with work stuff. Last time I played with GDM was very far ago, I have been able to make it apear but then in some way it hangs. It is needed to review well the patches for removing the logind and unfortunately I have no time to do that.
 
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Hi, to be honet I had no time to work on DLG lately at all. Really busy with work stuff.
I know how that is. No problem.

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Last time I played with GDM was very far ago, I have been able to make it apear but then in some way it hangs. It is needed to review well the patches for removing the logind and unfortunately I have no time to do that.
I did try using the older GDM version that you have in the Dropline release, and as you said, it doesn't work right either. Though I was able to build the new GDM by linking against elogind, I think it probably needs elogind to actually be running in order to start GDM, and I haven't looked into how to do that. I see that Alien Bob has an elogind package with ktown, so I'll try using his package or duplicating what he's done.

In any case, if I do manage to get GDM working, I'll report back here. It would be nice to have native user, power, and session management working in GNOME.
 
Old 07-03-2017, 11:35 AM   #116
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Great ! Yes just report it here or send me an email or on the dropline devel list in some way i will try to start working shortly on the newer stuff from gnome i think. Will see how time permits it. But yeah, I am all ears and eyes to see the solution Thanks!
 
Old 07-17-2017, 10:50 AM   #117
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So, I've made some progress with this but ultimately haven't gotten GDM working so far. Here is where I'm at:
  • Built elogind
  • Rebuilt accountsservice and dbus with elogind support
  • Built GDM with elogind support; also (tried to) set up the PAM configs associated with GDM to use the elogind PAM module
Unfortunately, it's still not working. The session management is not working correctly in elogind, so it can't authenticate correctly when the GDM session manager tries to start. At this point I'm going to give up, at least for now. Maybe I'll come back to it later, but it's not important enough to me to dedicate so much time to it. If you want, I am happy to share my progress via Github or some other method.
 
Old 07-17-2017, 11:39 AM   #118
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Ok, just let me knw your github link and thats it, I will take a look at it when I have some time. Although I am more inclined to leave GDM out in the future. IIRC it is the only thing really that needs systemd AFAIK.
 
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Ok, just let me knw your github link and thats it, I will take a look at it when I have some time. Although I am more inclined to leave GDM out in the future. IIRC it is the only thing really that needs systemd AFAIK.
Happy user of LXDM here.
 
Old 07-17-2017, 12:43 PM   #120
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Happy user of LXDM here.
I think one could use the KDM or XDM with GNOME in Dropline too. They just wouldn't integrate with all the functions of the GNOME desktop, like locking the screen, which requires logind. Overall it's not a big deal. xscreensaver still works for that.
 
  


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