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#1 2013-04-07 16:02:26

Registered: 2013-04-01
Posts: 2

No manual entry for lightdm-set-defaults

In the reference to Matt's Fischer's blog at the bottom of this post, he talks about there being no manpage for lightdm-set-defaults and that an example ligthdm.conf file can be used to see all the available options and what they do. If I wanted to write a local copy of my own man page for it using that example, how could I then get that man page integrated into my seytem?
Specifically where can I read some more information about installing a local copy of a man page that I create for myself that could be launched by issuing the command:
man lightdm-set-defaults

The following information shows what I was doing, how I ran into this problem, and documents that I did some research on the problem.
What was installed:
pacman -Ss lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter
This installed lightdm v1.4.1

What I was doing:
Installing Arch.
Got through he beginners installation guide without a problem.
Started working through the LIghtDM Wiki without a problem until I got to the section titled "Optional Configuration and Tweaks" specifically the part where it states the following:
man lightdm-set-defaults

What I expected to happen:
To be shown the man page for lightdm-set-defaults.

What happened instead:
No manual entry for lightdm-set-defaults

Some information I found regarding the problem:
I found this bug report where it states a fix was released but the report seems to pertain to Ubuntu and not Arch: … ug/1044485

I also found Matt Fisher's blog talking about some of the arguments that can be issued to lightdm-set-defaults, but I was hoping to find a more complete manual on it then just a website reference to some of its options.
...and yes I did notice at the bottom of his page that it states there is no manpage for lightdm-set-defaults, but I'm still curious if there is a workarround

Please note that this is my first post on the Arch Linux forums.
I appreciate your patience and help.

Last edited by user1138 (2013-04-07 16:16:13)


#2 2013-04-07 16:19:17

Registered: 2013-04-01
Posts: 2

Re: No manual entry for lightdm-set-defaults

Sorry I posted too soon. Noob mistake.
Here is a link for others interested in writing man pages:

Note: In the last post from the following page: looks like current development towards creating a manpage for lightdm.conf has come to a halt, and no lightdm-set-default man page is referenced.

Is there a central location where documentation is being developed for the lightdm packages (preferably with some sort of subversion system so multiple people could work on the documentation at the same time)?


Last edited by user1138 (2013-04-07 16:42:02)


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