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

Peter Smout smoutpete at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 21:14:34 UTC 2014

On 14/03/14 20:52, Barry Drake wrote:
> 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.

Might be worth re-installing lightdm, possibly after purging to remove 
config files....just a thought.

Pete S

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