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

Mark Haney mark.haney at vifprogram.com
Mon Jul 25 19:02:37 UTC 2016


I'm not.  I've seen that on Ubuntu, Fedora and Mint.  NM is just bloody
awful and I never use it, even for desktop installs.


On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 2:58 PM, Josef Wolf <jw at raven.inka.de> wrote:

> 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...
>
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