Missing session options in LightDM | Bullseye OpenRC

Lorenzo plorenzo at disroot.org
Tue Oct 4 23:43:55 BST 2022


On Tue, 4 Oct 2022 23:06:34 +0200
Fabian Schaar <fabian-schaar at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hey there,
> [...] 
> Then the system booted fine with sysvinit,
> however, when I tried to manage services with sysvinit, the output was
> that systemd-logind (or something like that) was running. So I decided

It was systemd-logind or elogind?
Please check that elogind, libelogind0 and libpam-elogind packages are
fully installed (for instance, marked as 'ii' in the output of 'dpkg -l
| grep elogind').
Once elogind is installed and the system rebooted, there can't be a
systemd-logind process running because elogind conflicts with systemd.

> to install the openrc package which was the longterm plan after all.
> This seems to work fine now mostly, unfortunable, I can not
> reboot/poweroff the computer through LightDM now as I could when using
> systemd. Is there a way to fix it? 

Assuming you have all the elogind packages installed, it can be a race
between elogind and lightdm, where lightdm starts "too early"; try the

* log out from your graphic session
* log in into a VT getty and restart lightdm from there
* login again with lightdm and check if you can reboot/shutdown the


> Keep in mind that the openrc
> installation might miss something, currently I manually installed the
> following packages related to alternative init systems:
> * sysvinit-core
> * libpam-elogind
> * openrc
> + dependencies resolved automatically

> I really don't know if this here is the right mailing list for that
> topic, but I hope so.
>      Best regards,
>      Fabian Schaar

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