Startup / Shutdown Issues

Robert E. Butts himco2 at
Tue Sep 26 17:37:03 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 21:29 -0400, Robert E. Butts wrote:
> Fresh install of Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper; CPU is AMD Sempron.  After hours of
> configuring, I've messed up both my shutdown and startup.

> At shutdown, I only get the logout option; no halt or restart

> At start, I get text-mode only; no graphical login.  I can manually
> startx and get into gnome thereafter.

> I'm inclined to believe my two problems are related.  I have no clue
> what I did to cause this problem, and no clue how to fix it.

Found my problem, though not its cause.  I had uninstalled my window
manager, gdm.  How that happened I don't know, save to say I'm certain I
didn't do it proactively.  Reinstalled gdm, and my problem seems to be
fixed.  May yours be solved as easily ..


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