On Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:00:31 -0400 James <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 -- "I'm ionized" "Are you sure?" "I'm positive."
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