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    Cool login dialog box show only ubuntu logo and computer name

    Hello,

    I have a very strange problem..

    My systems starts normally. X starts w/ background and all but the login dialog shows only the Ubuntu logo and my computer name underneath (if I click on the computer name the text changes to "Ubuntu 10.10" and vice versa)

    I can log in at the command line after pressing crtl-alt-f2 but not sure what to do next..

    Anyone has any ideas? thanks in advance!

    R..

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    Question Re: login dialog box show only ubuntu logo and computer name

    It seems that the dialog I described in my post is the normal login dialog but without any user name.. Does anyone know how to get my username back in the list? My username is not excluded in the dgm.schemas file.

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    Angry Re: login dialog box show only ubuntu logo and computer name

    OK, I installed xdm (sudo apt-get install xdm) and can log into my desktop now.. but still not all is good

    After login I have to type my password twice in the keyring manager..

    I cannot unlock "Login screen settings" (System > Administration)
    I cannot add users in the User Manager..
    I cannot mount my data partition


    I want to reinstall GDM to have everything like it was before without messing up.. Anyone has good advice?
    Last edited by robio; January 11th, 2011 at 05:06 PM. Reason: typo

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    Re: login dialog box show only ubuntu logo and computer name

    reinstalled ubuntu-desktop package using the synaptic package manager
    uninstalled xdm
    reinstalled gdm

    Back at the original problem again! An empty login dialog

    Could really use some help here!!!

    I feel like I am talking to myself on this forum

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    Re: login dialog box show only ubuntu logo and computer name

    Do I need to post this somewhere else? Please respond anyone......

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    Re: login dialog box show only ubuntu logo and computer name

    I'd like to make another attempt to fix GDM.. any insight would be helpful.. thanks in advance!

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    Re: login dialog box show only ubuntu logo and computer name

    I can't help you, but the same thing happened to me. That makes 2. If you figure out how to fix this please post me.

    Regards
    Last edited by bellota; March 7th, 2011 at 06:42 AM. Reason: error

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    Cool Re: login dialog box show only ubuntu logo and computer name

    Quote Originally Posted by bellota View Post
    I can't help you, but the same thing happened to me. That makes 2. If you figure out how to fix this please post me.

    Regards
    Hi,

    Unfortunately I never found the solution.. In the end I reinstalled Ubuntu :-S

    If you find the solution please post it

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