[xubuntu-users] Lightdm killed during boot
joshua.oleary at btinternet.com
Wed Jul 4 18:34:28 UTC 2012
On 04/07/12 01:52, Mark wrote:
> On Jun 20, 2012 4:59 AM, "Joshua O'Leary"
> <joshua.oleary at btinternet.com <mailto:joshua.oleary at btinternet.com>>
> > On 20/06/12 12:25, MR ZenWiz wrote:
> >> I recently upgraded my work desktop to use Xubuntu 12.04 (from Ubuntu
> >> 10.10, complete fresh install).
> >> This last Monday when I went in to work, all the machines were off (we
> >> had a power outage over the weekend) and I had shut mine down on
> >> Friday.
> >> However, when I booted the machine, lightdm was killed during the boot
> >> and it took me a reboot and some log scoping to figure out what
> >> happened. When I started lightdm from the console, everything went
> >> fine.
> >> I had to reboot again due to an update, and the same thing happened.
> >> What would kill lightdm during startup but allow it to run thereafter?
> >> Thanks.
> >> MR Zenwiz
> > You could try to reinstall lightdm, with "apt-get install
> --reinstall lightdm", as root.
> > If that still doesn't work, try removing it completely with "apt-get
> purge lightdm", then
> > "apt-get install xubuntu-desktop lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter"
> > Also take a look at your system logs - run dmesg to view the kernel
> ring buffer, look at /var/log/syslog and also
> /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log to see what is causing it to fail.
> /var/log/xorg.0.log may also be useful.
> Unfortunately none of that worked. Lightdm still gets killed during
> startup, even after purge & reinstall.
> The logs contain nothing revealing, only that it was killed. No
> reason, no perp.
> It also shows gdm killed by TERM - same as lightdm.
Is gdm installed aswell? Maybe they are starting at the same time (would
be unusual but may have happened on a corrupted system), in which case
you could try removing gdm. Also, try another display manager such as
lxdm or xdm and see if they work properly. Does running startx from a
logged in tty work?
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