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krishna20041996
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lightDM - Installation

Post by krishna20041996 » 2019/11/09 13:36:48

Hi,

I can't able to install lightDM display manager for CentOS 8 via dnf,

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$ [b]sudo dnf install lightdm[/b]
Error:
 Problem: conflicting requests
  - nothing provides lightdm-greeter = 1.2 needed by lightdm-1.30.0-3.el8.x86_64
(try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages or '--nobest' to use not only best candidate packages)

I followed steps here https://www.systutorials.com/241151/how ... on-fedora/
Also i can't able to find lightdm-gtk package.

Am i missing anything ? Any help appreciated.

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Re: lightDM - Installation

Post by TrevorH » 2019/11/09 13:41:10

Yes, it's broken. You need to report that to the EPEL maintainer on bugzilla.redhat.com in the Fedora EPEL section. Check to see if there is an existing bug report for it first.

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Re: lightDM - Installation

Post by nouvo09 » 2019/11/10 07:48:25

I did it and I got as reply from the maintener: greeting is not part of lightdm.

No comment, No way to follow. That's all folks.

and here is the exact reply :

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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1770442

leigh scott <leigh123linux@googlemail.com> changed:

          What    |Removed                    |Added
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Status|NEW                        |CLOSED
        Resolution|---                        |NOTABUG
        Last Closed|                            |2019-11-09 10:30:48



--- Comment #1 from leigh scott <leigh123linux@googlemail.com> ---
lightdm-greeter = 1.2 is provided by the greeters, non are package yet which
isn't a lightdm issue.
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Re: lightDM - Installation

Post by desertcat » 2019/11/11 01:15:20

nouvo09 wrote:
2019/11/10 07:48:25
I did it and I got as reply from the maintener: greeting is not part of lightdm.

No comment, No way to follow. That's all folks.

and here is the exact reply :

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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1770442

leigh scott <leigh123linux@googlemail.com> changed:

          What    |Removed                    |Added
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Status|NEW                        |CLOSED
        Resolution|---                        |NOTABUG
        Last Closed|                            |2019-11-09 10:30:48



--- Comment #1 from leigh scott <leigh123linux@googlemail.com> ---
lightdm-greeter = 1.2 is provided by the greeters, non are package yet which
isn't a lightdm issue.
Just one more reason NOT to upgrade to CentOS 8.0. I hate gdm, and lightdm is my current goto dm.

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Re: lightDM - Installation

Post by nouvo09 » 2019/11/11 09:05:51

found in Fedora:

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$ dnf provides */lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf
Dernière vérification de l’expiration des métadonnées effectuée il y a 0:08:48 le lun. 11 nov. 2019 09:54:14 CET.
lightdm-gtk-2.0.5-2.fc29.i686 : LightDM GTK Greeter
Dépôt               : @System
Correspondances trouvées dans  :
Nom de fichier : /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf

lightdm-gtk-2.0.5-2.fc29.i686 : LightDM GTK Greeter
Dépôt               : fedora
Correspondances trouvées dans  :
Nom de fichier : /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf
So maybe there is a package named lightdm-gtk-xxxxx
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Re: lightDM - Installation

Post by dufgrinder » 2020/02/02 17:14:29

Hi everybody and sorry to enter your thread,

I also need to install "light" system on hold systems.

I've replaced the missing lightdm by sddm (Qt5 based) - IMHO, it's sound better than gdm, because it does not import tens of gnome dependencies.

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dnf install sddm
systemctl enable sddm.service
systemctl unmask sddm.service
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Re: lightDM - Installation

Post by desertcat » 2020/02/05 08:50:19

dufgrinder wrote:
2020/02/02 17:14:29
Hi everybody and sorry to enter your thread,

I also need to install "light" system on hold systems.

I've replaced the missing lightdm by sddm (Qt5 based) - IMHO, it's sound better than gdm, because it does not import tens of gnome dependencies.

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dnf install sddm
systemctl enable sddm.service
systemctl unmask sddm.service
Kr, Olivier
Wellll...... I just tried to install sddm. I am /was a BIG fan of sddm before RH broke it which forced me to go looking for an alternative which was lightdm. It seems in 8.1 when you type dnf install sddm it comes back and now gives you, "No match for argument: sddm Error: Unable to find a match: sddm

Likewise I was unable to find Grub Customizer, comes with the same to error messages as above just swap out sddm for grub-customizer.

Amarok my favorite tunes player is also missing, but the too may be due to the fact of my installation method.

Tomorrow I go in search of some DL DVD's and see if I can burn DVD1.iso, then I might do a complete reinstall. 8.1 shows some promise, but still has a ways to go.

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Re: lightDM - Installation

Post by TrevorH » 2020/02/05 13:25:22

Lots of things for el8 are in the epel-testing and epel-playground repos which are disabled by default.
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Re: lightDM - Installation

Post by dufgrinder » 2020/02/16 15:11:54

Hi Desertcat,

Sorry for the delay (I'm now fighting with wine32 compilation :cry: ).
About "sddm", "dnf list" says : sddm.x86_64 0.18.1-2.el8 @epel

And my repositories are the following :

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id du dépôt               nom du dépôt                                     état
AppStream                 CentOS-8 - AppStream                             5 093
BaseOS                    CentOS-8 - Base                                  2 080
adobe-linux-x86_64        Adobe Systems Incorporated                           3
*epel                     Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64   4 814
*epel-modular             Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux Modular 8 -      0
extras                    CentOS-8 - Extras                                    3
rpmfusion-free-updates    RPM Fusion for EL 8 - Free - Updates               170
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates RPM Fusion for EL 8 - Nonfree - Updates             58
I hope this help,
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Re: lightDM - Installation

Post by fpaquet » 2021/02/12 19:08:32

Has nobody yet tried to self-compile a greeter and install lightdm with --nodeps?
(sure, would be only a workaround for the missing package)

Lightdm greeters are described here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM

The default greeter is here:
https://github.com/Xubuntu/lightdm-gtk-greeter

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