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Re: can't automatically launch lxde



On Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:00:31 -0400
James <bjlockie@lockie.ca> wrote:

> 
> 
> 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?).
> > 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.
> > https://wiki.debian.org/LXDE#LXDE_in_Debian
> >
> >>
> >> 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.

What happens when you do "sudo systemctl restart lightdm.service"? And
what's in /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log?

Petter

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