Merging lightdm configuration pacnew file: greeter-session & user-session

Hello all,

I am currently merging all my pacnew files and I see two uncommented lines in my /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf that are commented in its pacnew file. Here are the differences:

greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter whereas I can find #greeter-session=example-gtk-gnome in the pacnew one.

user-session=xfce whereas I can find #user-session=default in the pacnew one.

I am inclined to let the lightdm.conf as it is already present in my actual configuration file and to reject these two modifications present in the pacnew file. Do you think that my intuition is right?

I have not found any information neither on the old nor on the present forum regarding this.

Thanks again for your help!

Have a nice day!

inxi --no-host -Fxzc0
  Kernel: 5.4.52-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Notebook product: N650DU v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Notebook model: N650DU serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends 
  v: 5.12 date: 02/26/2018 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 43.3 Wh condition: 43.3/62.2 Wh (70%) 
  model: Notebook BAT status: Full 
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-7500T bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake rev: 9 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 21607 
  Speed: 1600 MHz min/max: 800/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1600 2: 1600 
  3: 1601 4: 1600 
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: x11 server: 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting 
  resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 630 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.3 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.52-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: f040 
  bus ID: 01:00.0 
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: r8168 v: 8.048.03-NAPI port: e000 
  bus ID: 05:00.0 
  IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 604.31 GiB (51.9%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 960 EVO 250GB 
  size: 232.89 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM048-2E7172 size: 931.51 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 227.24 GiB used: 34.05 GiB (15.0%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
  ID-2: /home size: 911.95 GiB used: 570.25 GiB (62.5%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sda2 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 65.5 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 222 Uptime: 18d 22h 28m Memory: 7.70 GiB used: 4.96 GiB (64.4%) 
  Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.18 inxi: 3.0.37 

Wow, somebody that ‘gets it’ WRT .pacnew files. :+1:

My general rule-of-thumb is: if the .pacnew comments out a line that is not commented out in the existing file-I ignore the change in the .pacnew.

In your case, it will be fine if you ignore the .pacnew.

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Thanks for your answer @merlock! I have modified it like I thought and the computer still works after the reboot.

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