[ubuntu-uk] Trusty problem .....

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Fri Mar 14 20:52:11 UTC 2014

On 14/03/14 15:18, Peter Smout wrote:
> lightdm - this command should through you to the graphical login 
> screen (may need to be run as root <sudo>)
> It may also be worth checking the logs in /var/log (cd into /var/log 
> and use nano to view the files) I'd look in the xorg  log first if it 
> still exists :)

Thanks all of you.  startx didn't help - x was already running.  The 
xorg log shows no problems.  The problem is in, or associated with, 
lightdm, but stopping and restarting it made no difference. Currently, I 
have altered the default desktop manager to gdm.  This works, but I 
really don't like it!  Lightdm running unity really is nice.  gdm is not 
as easy to use and is much slower.

I guess I'll just have to try lightdm after every likely update until it 
works again.  I booted into my paralell installation of 13.10 this 
morning to get access to Trusty and edit the desktop manager.  It is so 
slow compared with Trusty.  I'd forgotten about that.

Regards,        Barry.

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