16.04: Graphical login/desktop vanished? (coming closer)

Josef Wolf jw at raven.inka.de
Mon Jul 25 18:58:46 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 08:18:06PM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:59:06 +0200, Josef Wolf wrote:
> >On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 02:05:22PM +0100, Colin Law wrote:
> >> Josef, are you sure you did a clean install of 16.04, not an upgrade
> >> or something?  
> >Absolutely. I always do clean installs, formatting the partitions.

Coming closer now.

It appears the the lightdm package was UNINSTALLED when my automatic
configuration scripts issued the command:

  aptitude -y -q remove network-manager

/var/log/aptitude states that at this operation, 591 packages were
removed. All of them marked with:

  [REMOVE, NOT USED] <packagename>

To be honest, I am VERY surprised that uninstalling network-manager will
silently remove the whole desktop environment...

Josef Wolf
jw at raven.inka.de

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