To make things a little more worse, it seems like GDM suffers from memory leaks + starts two instances on TTY1 and 2 for the login, eating up additional ~200 MB for a process which does nothing most of the time. See: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=747339
Not sure if this is fixed by now for single user systems, since the last comment on this war in February this year, but the bug report is still open.
I just installed lightdm-gtk-greeter and it works. However, I still need to use
to lock my screen. The standard gnome shortcuts still do not work, so I’ll probably end up defining a custom one. Did not check automatic lock / fade-to-blackscreen yet. lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings seems to have a bug in which “timeout until the screen blanks” is not updated if the slider below it is used. I hope the slider still works and my screen gets blank in like 5 minutes.
So in that regard, lightdm-gtk-greeter is not really an improvement so far and I am asking myself, if there is a working solution to this at all :o
I installed antergos with gnome yesterday. So far, everything works fine, except lightdm :/
For testing/playing around, I removed lightdm and installed gdm yesterday. However, I felt that gdm slowed down my overall system, especially the gnome shell (??). Thus, I deleted gdm and reinstalled lightdm. Everything works as expected (e.g. I can log-in), except the lock-screen:
- Automatic lock / screensaver does not work. I am not sure, if this worked before my install/reinstall of lightdm. I disabled all gnome related power settings in “power”, but the settings changed in light-locker are not saved (same as: https://forum.antergos.com/topic/5473/gnome-not-locking-screen-automatically/15)
- Activating the lock screen using the gnome hotkeys, e.g. “super+l” does not work. This worked before.
I found the following thread https://forum.antergos.com/topic/5465/buttons-go-missing-from-the-system-menu-in-gnome-3 leading me to https://github.com/the-cavalry/light-locker/issues/54 which both deal with the problem, but do not give a definitive answer. However, antergos + gnome ships with lightdm as default, so I assume that there is a way to get it working? Any ideas whats going on here?
Here is some additional info:
dm-tool lock #works, I get the standard lock-screen and can login with a problem light-locker-command -l #not working, nothing happens. No output light-locker --debug # some infos [gs_debug_init] gs-debug.c:106 (09:39:23): Debugging enabled [main] light-locker.c:126 (09:39:23): initializing light-locker 1.6.0 [main] light-locker.c:128 (09:39:23): lock after screensaver 5 [main] light-locker.c:129 (09:39:23): late locking 0 [main] light-locker.c:130 (09:39:23): lock on suspend 1 [query_session_id] gs-listener-dbus.c:1790 (09:39:23): org.freedesktop.login1.NoSessionForPID raised: PID 21835 does not belong to any known session [init_session_id] gs-listener-dbus.c:1882 (09:39:23): Got session-id: (null) [query_sd_session_id] gs-listener-dbus.c:1866 (09:39:23): Couldn't determine our own sd session id: No such device or address [init_session_id] gs-listener-dbus.c:1887 (09:39:23): Got sd-session-id: (null) [init_seat_path] gs-listener-dbus.c:1964 (09:39:23): Got seat: /org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Seat0 ** (light-locker:21835): WARNING **: screensaver already running in this session