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

Alan Bell alan.bell at libertus.co.uk
Sat Mar 15 16:02:12 UTC 2014

I went through the same thing, lightdm stopped working last week some 
time, had to flip to gdm to fix it, but now I am back on lightdm and all 
is well (GDM was fine too, little bit prettier imho, but I like to run 
as standard as possible). Trusty looks like it is going to be a good 
one, a lot of the unity window manager bugs have been addressed, locally 
integrated menus are massively better than the global menu, alt-tab and 
alt-` and launcher mouse scroll wheel for window changing is generally 
not producing any of the surprising results it used to do.


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.

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