Devuan bug report logs - #494
lightdm: please add user lightdm to the audio group

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Package: lightdm; Maintainer for lightdm is Ben Stack <>;

Reported by: Gregory Nowak <>

Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 05:03:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version 1.26.0-4

Fixed in version 1.26.0-7+devuan2


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Subject: lightdm: please add user lightdm to the audio group
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Package: lightdm
Version: 1.26.0-4
Severity: normal
Tags: a11y

Dear Maintainer,

Please add the lightdm user to the audio group.
This is necessary so that the orca screen reader
can provide speech output at the 
lightdm-gtk-greeter login screen.
As far as I know, this is only needed when using the
orca screen reader at the login screen.
A possible side effect of adding lightdm
to the audio group may lead users who do not use
orca to question why lightdm is added to the audio
group on their systems. Perhaps this should be done only if
/etc/xdg/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/80_orca-dm-wrapper.conf already exists?
I am assuming it doesn't exist on a system which wasn't
installed with accessibility, but I don't know that for sure.
Thank you.

-- System Information:
Distributor ID:	Debian
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux 3 (beowulf)
Release:	3
Codename:	beowulf
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-9-amd64 (SMP w/16 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_CRAP
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                                3.118
ii  dbus                                   1.12.16-1+devuan2
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]                  1.5.71
ii  libaudit1                              1:2.8.4-3
ii  libc6                                  2.28-10
ii  libgcrypt20                            1.8.4-5
ii  libglib2.0-0                           2.58.3-2+deb10u2
ii  libpam-elogind [logind]                241.4-2
ii  libpam0g                               1.3.1-5
ii  libxcb1                                1.13.1-2
ii  libxdmcp6                              1:1.1.2-3
ii  lightdm-gtk-greeter [lightdm-greeter]  2.0.6-1
ii  lsb-base                               10.2019051400

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg  1:7.7+19

Versions of packages lightdm suggests:
ii  accountsservice  0.6.45-2
ii  upower           0.99.10-1
pn  xserver-xephyr   <none>

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf changed [not included]

-- debconf information excluded

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