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    Gdm

    G'Day; If I want to install GDM should I purge lightdm first ??

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    Re: Gdm

    No, there's no need to remove lightdm. Ubuntu config will be set to use gdm automatically.

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    Re: Gdm

    What I did on a machine right next to me that had been working since a Natty install was install another desktop manager (and I forget now but I didn't choose GDM) from synaptic, but I had also downloaded Xubuntu-desktop previously. So I have this basic desktop manager and still have lighdm and untiy-greeter installed.

    Actually I forget what I did. I'll have to find out what desktop manager I have in there. It may have something to do with xubuntu. Sorry if I have confused this.

    Edit: Ok I think what I have is some sort of lighdm fall back that looks like GDM, but it's not.

    On a machine with Unity 3D and Nvidia GF210 I had just purged lightdm but I think unity-greeter will go with it.

    I'll check the history of my other installs.
    Last edited by ventrical; May 3rd, 2012 at 08:33 AM.
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    Re: Gdm

    Quote Originally Posted by ventrical View Post
    What I did on a machine right next to me that had been working since a Natty install was install another desktop manager (and I forget now but I didn't choose GDM) from synaptic, but I had also downloaded Xubuntu-desktop previously. So I have this basic desktop manager and still have lighdm and untiy-greeter installed.

    Actually I forget what I did. I'll have to find out what desktop manager I have in there. It may have something to do with xubuntu. Sorry if I have confused this.
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    Re: Gdm

    Quote Originally Posted by effenberg0x0 View Post
    No, there's no need to remove lightdm. Ubuntu config will be set to use gdm automatically.

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    There it is .. thanks for the reminder.
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    Re: Gdm

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    Re: Gdm

    Thanks Guys.......I think.....maybe....damn.
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    Re: Gdm

    I remember early in PP when LightDM would not let us log in we had to stop lightDM and start GDM.

    Correct?

    Here are the codes/commands/whatever

    Code:
    sudo service lightdm stop
    Code:
    sudo service gdm start
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    Last edited by grahammechanical; May 3rd, 2012 at 03:00 PM.
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    Re: Gdm

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    I remember early in PP when LightDM would not let us log in we had to stop lightDM and start GDM.

    Correct?

    Here are the codes/commands/whatever

    Code:
    sudo service lightdm stop
    Code:
    sudo service gdm start
    Regards.
    Yes, at a point we did had lightdm broken, installing / using gdm was a viable option.

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    Effenberg

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