gnome display manager fails to start at boot

Alexander Volovics awol at
Mon Jun 27 19:03:02 UTC 2005

On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 02:57:39PM +0100, Jonathan McLoughlin wrote:

> On 6/27/05, Alexander Volovics <awol at> wrote:

> > Today I discovered that GDM does not start at boot.
> > I get thrown back to a console screen to login.

> Has it messed up your X
> If you /etc/init.d/gdm start will gdm come back up?

I had already tried this in the hope of getting some error
messages but the 'reply' is only:
 * Starting GNOME Display Manager...                  [fail]

Same as in the kernel bootup messages.

But giving only 'gdm' at the promt comes back with:
 gdm: error while loading shared libraries: cannot
 open shared object file: No such file or directory.

'dpkg -l libpango*' however shows that both
'libpango1.0-0' and 'libpango1.0-common' are installed and seem to be OK.

I don't understand what is happening.


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