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ccrashh
September 7th, 2009, 03:21 PM
This question has been answered several times before, and several different answers have been proposed, but none seem to work. I installed 9.04 on an old laptop. It was working fine, then all of a sudden, on boot up I got the GDM does not exist error. Short of reinstalling is there a solution for this that doesn't involve 1000s of obscure linux commands?

LewRockwell
September 7th, 2009, 04:32 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Display_Manager

http://projects.gnome.org/gdm/

http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=714647

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LewRockwell
September 7th, 2009, 04:48 PM
This question has been answered several times before, and several different answers have been proposed, but none seem to work. I installed 9.04 on an old laptop. It was working fine, then all of a sudden, on boot up I got the GDM does not exist error. Short of reinstalling is there a solution for this that doesn't involve 1000s of obscure linux commands?

Good Day Mate!

In an effort to assist and inform others, perhaps some additional information might help everyone visiting this thread regardless of their specific interest in it

Is it possible that this has occured directly after some fashion of updates?

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ccrashh
September 18th, 2009, 01:06 PM
Good Day Mate!

In an effort to assist and inform others, perhaps some additional information might help everyone visiting this thread regardless of their specific interest in it

Is it possible that this has occured directly after some fashion of updates?

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Sorry about the delay:

Here is what happened: I installed Ubuntu onto on old laptop that had Windows XP on it. Everything was working (slowly - the laptop is crap :) ). The next morning, when I started it up, I got the GDM message. That's it. Not sure what else I can tell you other than that.

My solution was to reinstall Ubuntu.

ayenack
September 18th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Bit of topic but have you considered installing xubuntu.

http://www.xubuntu.org/

It should run considerably quicker on your older laptop.