An experiment in backup

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Sat Jan 17 18:48:10 UTC 2015

On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 10:19 AM, Brandon Vincent <Brandon.Vincent at>

> On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 10:35 AM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at>
> wrote:
> > I take back my previous answer.  When I do this as a normal user, I get a
> > black screen for a while, but eventually I get a cursor I'd describe as a
> > hollow X.  I can move it around the screen, but not do anything else.  No
> > buttons bring up menus.  There are no widgets on screen.
> >
> > I take it that X is running, but there are no clients.
> Can you try running "sudo restart gdm"?
> I can try, but all I get is
  unknown job: gdm

When I try a more likely suspect:
  sudo restart lightdm
I get
  restart: unknown instance:
with nothing after the colon (":")

Kevin O'Gorman
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