An experiment in backup
tomh0665 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 17:26:57 UTC 2015
On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 10:28 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 3:54 AM, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Are you using a DM?
> A what? Xubuntu uses xfce4 if that answers the question.
DM = display manager
On Ubuntu, lightdm is the default DM.
>> Are you using a WM or a DE?
> A what?
WM = window manager
DE = desktop environment; in your case XFCE
>> Have you looked at the logs? Especially Xorg.0.log and xsessions-errors.
> Xorg logs seem normal
> I don't see any xsessions-errors file
>> Can you launch X after logging in to the console?
> I don't know how.
You can check that the basic functionality of X is OK with
xinit /usr/bin/xterm -- /usr/bin/X :0 -nolisten tcp vt01
(assuming that you're on tty1 when launching X)
Otherwise, you can start X with
service lightdm [re]start
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