desktop b0rken: was Re: X not working on precise

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Thu Sep 13 14:26:53 UTC 2012

On Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:12:51 +0100
Dave Howorth <dhoworth at> wrote:

> No. I was running Ubuntu plus LXDE and most importantly, it was
> configured to use lxdm and LXDE as my session type. The upgrade
> appears to have completely ignored that configuration.
how exactly did you configure that ? theoretically lxdm should have
created a ~/.dmrc file that contains your locale and session info when
you selected your session in lxdm for th first time. this file is a
standard among all linux DMs and shold be respected by all of them
(read: even the switch to lightdm should have logged you into lxde if
that file was existing), i think there are two bugs here:

1. lxdm not properly creating a ~/.dmrc file when you selected lxde as
your session 

2. lightdm not respecting the debconf default (lxdm) for the display
manager (though that wouldnt have been harmful if ~/,dmrc existed) ...

you should file both of them ...

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