I am running Debian sid with Xfce4 and Openbox. After a dist-upgrade yesterday, Lightdm does not start when I boot the machine.
I have tried "dpkg-reconfigure lightdm" and "apt-get purge lightdm && install lightdm"
The content of /etc/X11/default-display-manager is:
In my lightdm.conf, the following lines are uncommented:
[SeatDefaults] greeter-session=lightdm-greeter greeter-hide-users=true session-wrapper=/etc/X11/Xsession
What to do?
Did you use smxi to manage the upgrade?
If so did issues get displayed for lightdm?
Have you apt-listbugs installed?
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Does your " /etc/X11/default-display-manager " contain " /usr/bin/lightdm or /usr/sbin/lightdm " !
run cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager .. to see what's in there
there should be " /usr/bin/lightdm or /usr/sbin/lightdm .
# what's your GPU in used , and the driver used fo it !
# sudo lshw -C Video
Last edited by benginm (2012-11-21 02:08:22)
Only this happens:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm [ ok ] Reloading system message bus config...done.
Yes, I used smxi. No, there were no errors or issues listed. Yes, I use apt-listbugs
If you re-read OP, you may find the answer to your first question.
My GPU is an ATi Mobility Radeon HD3400 with 256MB RAM, and I use the xorg-video-radeon driver. I am afraid the output for "sudo lshw -C Video" is
sudo: lshw: command not found
Do you get a black screen or something else?
Can you switch to a virtual console using Ctrl+Alt+F1 key combo? Can you log in from there?
Did the dist-upgrade pull in a new kernel? Or a new xserver?
Nothing but questions for the moment, because the info you gave is not sufficient.
I get a black screen with a "_" in the top left corner. Ctrl+Alt+F1 gives me a console, so I can login, and startx.
My last dist-upgrade installed a new kernel, Liquorix btw, but not a new xserver.