> I was not aware of 2., and do appreciate all volunteer efforts. It
> is just that this irritating bug (and it should be classified a bug,
> correct?) has been around for the life of over two releases. According
> to BZ, the workaround (which did not work for me and the rest) should
> have been enough.
A bug is if something does not work as advertised. Do you think the
behavior meets this description?
I guess we are referring to
I guess this may have to do with semantics. What works as advertised or
not depends on whether you and I consider the same thing to have been
advertised. Full disclosure: I am not aware of what was advertised, but
from experience, this ssh-agent not getting started as part of the
session was not an issue from F12 on to the end of F15 when it suddenly
cropped up. Actually, I may mention that this has never been an issue
in the other spins for Fedora, only for LXDE.
> This was not an issue till the very end of F15,
> when it suddenly became one.
Why not provide this info in bugzilla? Nobody has ever mentioned this
Isn't this info already in there? See Comment 6 though maybe it was not
clear. Sorry if not.
(I believe that there was another bug report for F15 on this problem,
but that may have been EOL'ed. I am not sure.)
> This tells me that the problem is a bug
> and was inadvertently introduced, perhaps as a part of an enhancement,
> Anyway, replacing LXDM with SLiM took care of the problem. (It is good
> to know that the locus of the problem is in the DM, and is in LightDM.)
(Sorry, I meant to indicate LXDM, not LightDM in the above, hope it
makes sense now.)
This does not make sense. According to the bug it should be in the
startlxde script and not in the DM. That would indicate something is
wrong with the PAM configuration or that the DM doesn't source all
Perhaps. But as others have also indicated, changing the DM seems to
have worked. It worked for me (by replacing LXDM with SLiM), and it
appears to have worked for a few others (who replaced LXDM with
Can you please follow the instructions from the first comment of the
report and post your findings in bugzilla?
I can tell you what happened when I tried, which is the same as
Could not open connection to user agent
% ssh-agent bash
which gives me ssh passphrases valid only for that window (tab).
Not sure what more info you would like? I may mention that I have now
gotten rid of LXDM, but am happy to try it again to help you test.
> I wonder if SLiM is a better alternative than LightDM for LXDM.
> the memory footprint of the three?
Why not test yourself?
I was wondering if you/anyone knew. I decided against testing, given
that LXDM is buggy here, and since LightDM is a Ubuntu-based product. I
am happy with SLiM for now.
Thanks again for all yours and other volunteers' efforts. It is much
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