[xubuntu-users] [Bulk] Re: New xubuntu install doesn't bring up X

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Mon Dec 8 22:28:21 UTC 2014

On Mon, Dec 08, 2014 at 10:33:05PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Steve's explanation is correct, but it's wiser to check log files.
> Lightdm is a light weighted display manger that doesn't do any unknown
> voodoo, perhaps Ubuntu by default launches some hooks,
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LightDM#Adding_System_Hooks .
> You can replace lightdm by any other display manger.
Oh no you can't!!!

xdm, wdm, and ldm don't work with xubuntu 14.10, even though they are
available from the software repositories.

gdm and lxdm do work but gdm pulls in loads of Gnome libraries.

Chris Green

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