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    Starting LightDM Display Manager fail

    I just upgrade my laptop DeLL Vostro 3300 from ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, but after finish and reboot the desktop cannot run well like hanging.

    I try to look at the text line there is some error, here's the error

    * Starting LightDM Display Manager [fail]

    And there isnt any other information message for the error.

    Note:

    regarding the error I've attached a file in jpg form


    Please Help me, thx.
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    Re: Starting LightDM Display Manager fail

    its not AMD is it? If it is... you may as well throw in the towel now.

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    Re: Starting LightDM Display Manager fail

    Quote Originally Posted by collisionystm View Post
    its not AMD is it? If it is... you may as well throw in the towel now.
    my laptop is not amd but intel, thx for your reply

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    Re: Starting LightDM Display Manager fail

    You could try

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install aptitude
    sudo aptitude reinstall lightdm

    if that fails try gdm

    sudo aptitude install gdm

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    Re: Starting LightDM Display Manager fail

    Quote Originally Posted by 23dornot23d View Post
    You could try

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install aptitude
    sudo aptitude reinstall lightdm

    if that fails try gdm

    sudo aptitude install gdm
    Great!, lightDM start normaly, but i have other error, here's the error :

    * Starting automatic crash report generation [failed]


    I try to do the same thing as above but still error, the error follows:

    ## start here ##
    root@widi-Vostro-3300:~# aptitude reinstall apport
    The following packages will be REINSTALLED:
    apport
    0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 2 not upg raded.
    Need to get 0 B/82.5 kB of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.
    (Reading database ... 336621 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace apport 1.23-0ubuntu3 (using .../apport_1.23-0ubuntu3_all.de b) ...
    Unpacking replacement apport ...
    Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
    Processing triggers for shared-mime-info ...
    Unknown media type in type 'all/all'
    Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/mms'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmst'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmsu'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/pnm'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspt'
    Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspu'
    Unknown media type in type 'interface/x-winamp-skin'
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up apport (1.23-0ubuntu3) ...
    start: Job failed to start
    invoke-rc.d: initscript apport, action "start" failed.

    ## Eof ##

    thx for ure help.
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    Re: Starting LightDM Display Manager fail

    Quote Originally Posted by 23dornot23d View Post
    You could try

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install aptitude
    sudo aptitude reinstall lightdm

    if that fails try gdm

    sudo aptitude install gdm
    I think this has nothing to do with the error above, because I try to remove lightdm and GDM status remains the same, I try to look for another error, I do not find other errors.

    Is there another way to fix it? or to delete all associated with the gui, and tried to install from scratch, please give me advice.

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    Re: Starting LightDM Display Manager fail

    Quote Originally Posted by iniwidi View Post
    I think this has nothing to do with the error above, because I try to remove lightdm and GDM status remains the same, I try to look for another error, I do not find other errors.

    Is there another way to fix it? or to delete all associated with the gui, and tried to install from scratch, please give me advice.
    I think here's the error why my desktop cannot load :

    ##start here##


    [ 19.216] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
    [ 19.216] (II) Loading /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/nvidia_drv.so
    [ 19.216] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    [ 19.216] compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
    [ 19.216] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    [ 19.218] (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
    [ 19.218] (EE) NVIDIA: system's kernel log for additional error messages.
    [ 19.218] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
    [ 19.218] (II) Unloading nvidia
    [ 19.218] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
    [ 19.218] (EE) No drivers available.
    [ 19.218]
    Fatal server error:
    [ 19.218] no screens found
    [ 19.218]
    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at http://wiki.x.org
    for help.

    ##EOF

    where i find drivers for nvidia?

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    Re: Starting LightDM Display Manager fail

    Quote Originally Posted by 23dornot23d View Post
    You could try

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install aptitude
    sudo aptitude reinstall lightdm

    if that fails try gdm

    sudo aptitude install gdm
    I too upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and got this lightDM fail error along with SP5100 TCO Timer: mmio address 0xfec000f0 already in use.

    I tried the above and no luck, I still get the mmio address error.

    uname -r shows I have

    3.0.0-13-generic-pae

    any other suggestions.

    running a home built box with a GeForce 9400 series video card
    4GB RAM DDR3
    Dual Core AMD 3.6ghz

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    Re: Starting LightDM Display Manager fail

    Quote Originally Posted by iniwidi View Post
    my laptop is not amd but intel, thx for your reply
    What is your latop and what does it have for graphics.

    You are focusing on the wrong error. I have been ignoring that apport error on 3 of my boxes since natty alpha2 and have not had a problem with apoort at all. BUT, if you look at your error, it really says that /etc/rc2.d/xxxxxx Can't read the filename, line 6 of that file.

    If you could post that file (and the syslog), it may tell us exactly where that problem is. You could do that from a LiveCD.

    "rc2" is the defualt init runlevel for the desktop. This could be a graphics problem with either xorg or your graphics driver. Lightdm is falling out because theres a problem with the graphics elsewhere... At least from what I see in these previous posts.
    Last edited by MAFoElffen; December 9th, 2011 at 03:28 AM.
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    Re: Starting LightDM Display Manager fail

    Thinking about this one- Might be less work and frustration to just reinstall this one.
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