Ubuntu 8.10 server doesn't boot into GDM / X yet startsmanually fine. Services GUI shows all unchecked.
daevid at daevid.com
Fri Mar 13 05:24:31 UTC 2009
So, I looked at that "System->Administration->Services" and everything is unchecked! But clearly that is misleading because I absolutely know things like "postfix", "dovecot", "mysql", "apache", "crond" etc are all running just fine.
I also tried to view the "services" gui using both my user account and logged in as root -- as expected both showed unchecked as well.
I then compared this server to my notebook and that does in fact show things properly checked.
How did this get out of whack/sync and how can I get them to jive again??!
Although, I'd be very surprised if this is actually the problem, as I mentioned, the services are in fact running, this seems more cosmetic. Still annoying though.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of
> David Curtis
> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:20 AM
> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: Ubuntu 8.10 server doesn't boot into GDM / X yet
> startsmanually fine
> On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:47:28 -0700
> Daevid Vincent <daevid at daevid.com> wrote:
> > I posted this the other day but feel it might have been
> lost as sunday
> > evenings are not the best time to post it seems...
> > -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2009 16:15:47 -0700
> > I installed 8.10 server, then added Gnome and all that
> goodness on top.
> > When I boot however (and I swear this WAS working a week or
> so ago and I
> > just did some updates today as per the update icon arrow),
> XDM doesn't
> > auto start.
> > I have /etc/init.d/gdm starting in 3,4,5
> > x11-common in 2,3,4,5
> > and xserver-wacom (i don't have a wacom anything) in 2,3,4,5
> > If I login and "startx" it works fine but bawks about user
> switching or
> > something.
> > if I manually just "/etc/init.d/gdm start" it fires up and
> works like a
> > champ.
> > So I'm confused as to where the disconnect is and why it
> isn't' starting
> > with the other services?
> Well, if no one has responded, let this amateur take a guess.
> The above behavior sounds correct. Xorg is run as user, while
> GDM needs root. (I'm guessing that you really use 'sudo
> /etc/init.d/gdm start'.)
> I don't know what to edit in the init scripts. But if you're
> getting to the desktop there should be an
> Applications->System->Services with a check box for GDM/XDM.
> If that's not going to do it for you, you can always go to
> the nearest desktop install and diff the relative scripts/dir.
> David Curtis <dcurtis at uniserve.com>
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