[xubuntu-users] I think this is ultra cool

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Thu Jun 19 19:19:05 UTC 2014

On Thu, 2014-06-19 at 12:55 -0500, c. marlow wrote:
> I was just sitting here thinking.  I wished I could take my Xubuntu back to the old days where.....
> when I click MOUSE MENU 
> instead of it going back to that splash long in screen 
> http://i886.photobucket.com/albums/ac69/CMAR606/Xubuntu%20Mail%20List/IMG_20140619_022146_532.jpg
> It just goes back to a prompt:
> where its just a black screen and it says
> then you have to type STARTX to get into the system  once you logged in.
> that would be sooo neat but I dont know if it would be allowing lots of holes in the system or not :( 

The display manager service and/or the log out option seems to be

Next time you log out and end up in tty run

sudo service lightdm restart

or instead of the wrapper run

sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart

or whatever DM you're using instead of


that wont fix your problem, but it should start lightdm.

By running

ls -hAl /etc/init.d/*dm

you neither will get an output like

/etc/init.d/some_dm -> /lib/init/upstart-job



I guess different versions from Ubuntu go a different way.

I' not using *buntu IOW upstart often, I prefer other Linux using
SysVinit or systemd.

Because you don't give enough information about your system and it's
hard to guess what you did and to worm out all the information out of
you, you perhaps should restore the last working version from your
Xubuntu backups and than describe what you want to do, so we could help
you to do it the right way.

If you never made a backup, consider to change that approach.

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