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Thread: Problem installing unity greeter in Kubuntu.

  1. #1
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    Dec 2012

    Exclamation Problem installing unity greeter in Kubuntu.

    Hello everyone.

    I'm running Kubuntu 12.10 with lightdm as the only window manager.

    I installed all the dependencies for the unity manager and also installed the unity-greeter from synaptic package manager.
    I then edited the lightdm.conf and set it to use the unity greeter.
    Then I ran the command :
    lightdm --test-mode
    The xephyr window opened and closed.

    When I set the greeter back to kde and tested it, it worked fine.

    After that, I tried the manual install and on running ./configure, I got this:
    devesh@3000-N100:~/Downloads/unity$ ./configure
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
    checking for gawk... gawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking for suffix of executables... 
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
    checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
    checking whether gcc and cc understand -c and -o together... yes
    checking for valac-0.16... no
    checking for valac... /usr/bin/valac
    checking /usr/bin/valac is at least version 0.15.1... yes
    checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
    checking whether make supports nested variables... yes
    checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
    checking pkg-config is at least version 0.16... yes
    checking for UNITY_GREETER... no
    configure: error: Package requirements (
        liblightdm-gobject-1 >= 1.3.3
    ) were not met:
    No package 'indicator3-0.4' found
    Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
    installed software in a non-standard prefix.
    Alternatively, you may set the environment variables UNITY_GREETER_CFLAGS
    and UNITY_GREETER_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
    See the pkg-config man page for more details.
    How do I set the environment variables?
    Please tell me where I am going wrong.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Magic City of the Plains
    Xubuntu Development Release

    Re: Problem installing unity greeter in Kubuntu.

    You're missing several dependencies. Run
    sudo apt-get build-dep unity-greeter
    then retry ./configure

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2012

    Re: Problem installing unity greeter in Kubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    You're missing several dependencies. Run
    sudo apt-get build-dep unity-greeter
    then retry ./configure
    The configure works but the login still does not work.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Re: Problem installing unity greeter in Kubuntu.

    Hi, this had actually even been a problem in a native Ubuntu install that had the Kubuntu desktop environment GUI installed. It seemed that Unity-greeter would not install or activate properly when that kubuntu package was installed. It seems the following commands where not fixing the issue: "sudo apt-get install --reinstall {PACKAGE}" packages like "unity-greeter" and-or "lightdm" Here is the link to the apparent fix It would seem that after this fix one does not need to uninstall Kubuntu have untity-greeter run properly.

    Though likely some people are here because they want to reinstall unity greeter, so here are some commands to get you started or help you search engine a better solution.

    [CODE]sudo apt-get install --reinstall LightDM[CODE]

    sudo apt-get install --reinstall unity-greeter
    sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    Where: "sudo" can be different to free programs from the terminal using "gksu {code} &" AND "gedit" can be your favorite text editor like "nano"

    Change the line that starts with "greeter-session=" to
    Last edited by ianster_guy; January 21st, 2013 at 06:21 PM.

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