Lightdm - how to report it?

Alexandre Strube surak at
Wed Aug 24 08:56:43 UTC 2011

Hello dear colleagues,

One of the changes of Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot is the one from [g/k]dm to
lightdm. While it's interesting to see the artwork evolving every day, I
just cannot get past the login screen - it shows the background bitmap and
that's pretty much it. In order to use the machine, I need to switch back to

This is all fine, I understand the beta cycle and so on. What I would like
is to report the bug, or at least add information to it, not just some "me

/var/log/lightdm does not show anything unusual, so I don't know where to
find some information, or how to run it in some way that could give me more
to report.

Or it might be that lightdm just does not like some older config files (or
unity, or metacity).

So what I ask is some guidance to get useful information about why lightdm
fails to initiate the user session so I can be useful for the maintainers.

Dr. Alexandre Strube
surak at
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