GDM is a system service that is responsible for providing graphical logins and managing local and remote displays.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 systemd platform.
Download (HTTP): http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/gdm/3.14/gdm-3.14.1.tar.xz
Download (FTP): ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/gdm/3.14/gdm-3.14.1.tar.xz
Download MD5 sum: 6ebb3c1a694c58651f3e1116ff3f542d
Download size: 1.5 MB
Estimated disk space required: 44 MB
Estimated build time: 0.4 SBU
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gdm
It is recommended to have a dedicated user and group to take
control of the gdm
daemon after it is started. Issue the following commands as the
groupadd -g 21 gdm && useradd -c "GDM Daemon Owner" -d /var/lib/gdm -u 21 \ -g gdm -s /bin/false gdm
Install GDM by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr \ --sysconfdir=/etc \ --localstatedir=/var \ --disable-static && make
If you have installed Check-0.9.14 and you wish to run the testsuite, issue: make check.
Now, as the
Install the systemd unit by running the following command as the
install -v -m644 data/gdm.service /lib/systemd/system/gdm.service
switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.
--with-initial-vt=7: Use this switch to
make GDM start on VT7 instead of
the first free VT.
--with-default-pam-config=lfs: Use this
switch if you did not create the
/etc/lfs-release file or distribution auto
detection will fail and you will be unable to use GDM.
The GDM daemon is configured using the
/etc/gdm/custom.conf file. Default values are
stored in GSettings in the
gdm.schemas file. It is recommended that
end-users modify the
/etc/gdm/custom.conf file because the schemas
file may be overwritten when the user updates their system to
have a newer version of GDM.
Last updated on 2014-11-01 12:26:04 +0100