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    sudo restart lightdm is it to be fixed?

    Hi

    I have a Dell Inspiron mini 10 sudo that used to have Windows XP on it. After pulling my hair out, I have Lubuntu 12.04 on it. The only thing that has me confused is that after it starts, it goes to a black screen.

    I do a Ctrl Fn Alt F1 , login and do a sudo restart lightdm

    Then I get the normal start up.

    HELP

    Denton Larson

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    Re: sudo restart lightdm is it to be fixed?

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    Re: sudo restart lightdm is it to be fixed?

    I, myself, would be happy for the serendipitous malfunction of lightdm and perform the following:

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    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lxde 
    if still not able to login, do an apt-cache search lxde and install a few others, like lxdm lxappearance lxde-core.

    best wishes!
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    Re: sudo restart lightdm is it to be fixed?

    I don't know what "Dell Inspiron mini 10 sudo" is, but if you have a Dell Inspiron mini 10 netbook, especially if it is a Poulsbo based GMA500 netbook, then the problem is known, and there is an easy workaround.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...eoCardsPoulsbo

    To verify the netbook chipset, run lspci in a terminal window. A Poulsbo based netbook should show something like this:
    ~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) (rev 07)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) HD Audio Controller (rev 07)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 07)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 07)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) USB UHCI #1 (rev 07)
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) USB UHCI #2 (rev 07)
    00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) USB UHCI #3 (rev 07)
    00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) USB EHCI #1 (rev 07)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) LPC Bridge (rev 07)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) IDE Controller (rev 07)
    Last edited by mikewhatever; October 8th, 2012 at 01:25 PM.

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    Re: sudo restart lightdm is it to be fixed?

    In other words, download kernel 3.3.4 or later; for example, here

    Another reference, FYI!

    As indicated above, OP, I would just replace it with lxde and lxdm!
    Last edited by sidzen; October 8th, 2012 at 06:01 PM.
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    Re: sudo restart lightdm is it to be fixed?

    Quote Originally Posted by sidzen View Post
    In other words, download kernel 3.3.4 or later; for example, here

    Another reference, FYI!

    As indicated above, OP, I would just replace it with lxde and lxdm!
    What's all this nonsense? Are you sure you are in the right thread?

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    Re: sudo restart lightdm is it to be fixed?

    OP asked, ". . . is it to be fixed?"

    Further, see my new sig!
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    Re: sudo restart lightdm is it to be fixed?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    I don't know what "Dell Inspiron mini 10 sudo" is, but if you have a Dell Inspiron mini 10 netbook, especially if it is a Poulsbo based GMA500 netbook, then the problem is known, and there is an easy workaround.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...eoCardsPoulsbo

    To verify the netbook chipset, run lspci in a terminal window. A Poulsbo based netbook should show something like this:
    mikewhatever I goofed when I was entering Dell Inspiron mini 10 sorry, But it is almost working, I swallowed hard and installed new lubuntu 12.04 with all of the screen goof ups, and did a service lightdm .

    It works mostly. Any way I am happy!

    Denton Larson

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