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    Minimal Install - LXDM won't start up?

    I've done a minimal ubuntu install (12.04) on my old laptop. After it installed the core system I told it I wanted to manually select packages.

    Then at the terminal prompt I installed lxdm (which install lxde too) and network-manager.

    (sudo apt-get install lxdm network-manager)

    That all seemed to go ok, but now I can't get lxdm to start up on boot. What's the problem?

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    Re: Minimal Install - LXDM won't start up?

    What packages did you install? Did you install a display manager (lightdm)?
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    Re: Minimal Install - LXDM won't start up?

    I thought LXDM was a lighter version of lightdm specifically designed for LXDE.

    Is that wrong?

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    Re: Minimal Install - LXDM won't start up?

    did it configure itself as the default-display-manager?

    Code:
    cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager

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    Re: Minimal Install - LXDM won't start up?

    I think so. I get:

    /usr/sbin/lxdm

    But still won't startup.

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    Re: Minimal Install - LXDM won't start up?

    I forgot to install xorg. After that, it all works now.

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    Re: Minimal Install - LXDM won't start up?

    Quote Originally Posted by aem0512 View Post
    I thought LXDM was a lighter version of lightdm specifically designed for LXDE.

    Is that wrong?
    No, not wrong. But ..

    Lightdm is lighter and includes xorg.

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/lxdm

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/lightdm
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