GDM2 2.20.6 (stable), the "Hugitoes" Release


If you have no clue what GDM is, refer to the documentation links
at the bottom of this announcement.

The 2.20.6 release is a stable release of the GNOME Display Manager
(GDM) program with the following bug fixes and improvements:

- Fix two related bugs that were causing GDM to crash regularly on exit.
  Refer to bug #517526.  (Brian Cameron)

- Fix a third bug that was causing the GDM daemon to crash occasionally
  when using gdmsetup.  This fix changes GDM so that when it receives an
  UPDATE_CONFIG command, it only updates the key specified rather than
  re-reading the entire configuration file.  Fixes bug #517526.  (Brian

- Sync to avoid any XIO errors after session exits.  (Ray Strode)

- Fix so that the XDMCP configuration values are read from the
  configuration file when the XDMCP manager is started rather than
  initialized.  It seems the related fixes implemented in 2.20.2 did not
  fully resolve this issue.  (Brian Cameron)

- Fix bug that was causing GDM session desktop file marked as
  "Hidden=true" to show up in the Session dialog.  (Brian Cameron)

- Fix gdmsetup bug that caused users to need to restart GDM in order for
  it to notice changes made in the "Server settings" dialog.  (Brian

- Fix gdmsetup so it does not save 24HourClock setting as a translated
  string, which was causing the configuration to get confused.  (Brian

- If the user's $HOME/.dmrc file does not exist, avoid calling gkeyfile
  functions.  This avoids useless gkeyfile warning messages about the
  file being NULL.  A previous fix in 2.20.1 minimized this problem by
  creating the file if it did not exist.  However, that does not always
  work if the user's $HOME directory is not writable (e.g. LiveCD).  So
  this fix avoids the warnings.  (Brian Cameron)

- Add default OpenBSD Halt, Reboot and Suspend commands to the configure
  script.  (Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse)

- Remove broken logic in the configure script that was trying to append
  ${prefix}/bin to the DefaultPath and RootPath.  Please use the
  --with-post-path configure option if you want to add custom
  directories to the end of DefaultPath and RootPath.  (Brian Cameron)

- Fix the way the Xsession script is built so that distros can more
  easily add their own custom logic to the Xsession script.  Some
  Solaris specific code was moved to the Xsession.solaris file so that
  other distros do not get affected by this code.  Remove logic to
  normalize LC_ variables since this was causing problems for some
  users.  Refer to bug #509141  (Takao Fujiwara)

Note:  GDM2 was originally written by Martin K. Petersen <mkp mkp net>.
Much work has been done on GDM2 by George Lebl; and Brian Cameron.

Note2:  If installing from the tarball do note that make install
overwrites most of the setup files, all except gdm.conf.  It will
however save backups with the .orig extension first.

Note3:  Note3 has been depracated ...


Online Documentation -
Latest Stable        -
Latest Unstable      -
Bug Reporting        - in the "gdm" category.

Have fun,


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