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Re: can't automatically launch lxde

On 04/22/2015 10:42 PM, James wrote:

On 04/21/2015 11:46 PM, Gary Dale wrote:
On 21/04/15 08:21 PM, James wrote:
I installed lxde as a gui desktop but I can't get it to run automatically.
I need to login as me and then do sudo kdm (sudo lxdm doesn't work).

It sounds like kdm isn't starting automatically, so you probably don't have any gui starting (is this correct?).

You probably have kdm or lxdm installed but not both, which is why only one starts. Lxdm is not a Debian package so if you are running Debian, that would explain it.
I am running Debian Jessie and I have lxde 8.
I think I just installed the lxde package.

The easiest way to fix the problem may be to:

sudo apt-get purge kdm
sudo apt-get install kdm

This should fix any corruption that may have occurred and should set up kdm to run on startup. If you prefer lxdm, simply change the install line to lxdm (assuming that you are running Ubuntu).
sudo apt-get install lxde
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
lxde is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
I purged kdm and still no GUI starts, I had to use startx.

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