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#1 2012-11-20 16:04:11

MrPink
#! CrunchBanger
From: .dk
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 213

Lightdm does not start at boot

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:

/usr/sbin/lightdm

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?

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#2 2012-11-20 19:52:19

VastOne
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From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,163
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Re: Lightdm does not start at boot

Does anything happen at all when you run

dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

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#3 2012-11-20 20:58:03

Ozitraveller
#! Junkie
From: Far from the madding crowd!
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 258

Re: Lightdm does not start at boot

Did you use smxi to manage the upgrade?

If so did issues get display for lightdm?

Have apt-listbugs installed?

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#4 2012-11-20 21:06:41

Ozitraveller
#! Junkie
From: Far from the madding crowd!
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 258

Re: Lightdm does not start at boot

Ozitraveller wrote:

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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#5 2012-11-21 02:07:40

benginm
#! Junkie
From: Underneath!
Registered: 2012-11-11
Posts: 488

Re: Lightdm does not start at boot

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)

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#6 2012-11-22 10:47:22

MrPink
#! CrunchBanger
From: .dk
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 213

Re: Lightdm does not start at boot

@VastOne
Only this happens:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
[ ok ] Reloading system message bus config...done.

@Ozi
Yes, I used smxi. No, there were no errors or issues listed. Yes, I use apt-listbugs

@Sary
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

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#7 2012-11-22 15:22:54

xaos52
The Good Doctor
From: Planet of the @s
Registered: 2011-06-24
Posts: 4,602

Re: Lightdm does not start at boot

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.

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#8 2012-11-24 10:12:13

MrPink
#! CrunchBanger
From: .dk
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 213

Re: Lightdm does not start at boot

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.

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#9 2012-11-24 10:29:39

xaos52
The Good Doctor
From: Planet of the @s
Registered: 2011-06-24
Posts: 4,602

Re: Lightdm does not start at boot

New kernel means you will have to re-install the graphics driver using smxi.

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