Dead-Lock after last major update on Studio Hardy Beta - Greeter applications seems to be crashing

hollunder at hollunder at
Sun Apr 6 20:44:13 BST 2008

On Fri, 4 Apr 2008 20:01:20 +0200
"Klaus Schulz" <kls.schlz at> wrote:

> Hi there.
> I just installed the Studio Hardy Beta the 2nd time to make sure that
> I didn't do anything wrong.
> After the automatic-update ( which was introduced on the 2nd of
> April) I am getting below problem.
> After the reboot X won't start anymore. The message occurs "Greeter
> applications seems to be crashing" ending up in a dead-lock, calling
> for a hard-reset.
> Is it just me having this problem? Couldn't find anything about it on
> the web.
> Let me know if this is the right place to post this. It's the first
> time I am getting in touch with you.

I had the exactly same problem.
To get a bootloader you can temporarily remove gdm and install kdm.

To resolve the problem I followed the steps cory providedu, which were
as follows:
Try removing the gtkrc for the GDM theme the installing
ubuntustudio-desktop again. Then re-enable the theme. Reboot.


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