The OP uses French keyboard. I guess the vertical bar is AltGr+6 for him.
First, don't miss this post by sudodus.
Here you've had found that lightdm was running. Then after reinstalling Unity and reboot, it wasn't running anymore as you said:
Sorry if this sounds a bit foolhardy, but it isn't: I'm just wondering what's going on here. BTW, did you notice any changes in booting behaviour before reinstalling Unity and after that? Do you get the Grub menu displayed? Does the screen go purple? Do you hear the drumming sound?Code:ps -ef | dm$
The more information we can gather about the lightdm on your system the better. So, please run these commands and report the results:
Also, please post the output ofCode:lightdm -v stat /var/run/lightdm.pid sudo cat /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log
The first command is there just to make the user master a member of the group adm, thus giving him the right to read contents of /var/log/auth.log without sudo. It's the output of the second one that's relevant here.Code:sudo adduser master adm grep -o 'lightdm: .*' /var/log/auth.log | tail
Last edited by schragge; March 4th, 2013 at 04:25 PM.
^^^ also according to posts #107 / #108 the OP currently has no default-display-manager set and no lightdm.conf file - so a reinstall / dpkg-reconfigure of package lightdm might be in order?
FYI just tried it on my 12.04 laptop and
creates a fresh /etc/X11/default-display-manager; however to get a fresh /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file I had toCode:sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
Code:sudo dpkg-reconfigure unity-greeter
It seems like there is something going on besides just the login manager not running. Lots of things have been very strange throughout this thread.
But maybe if he reconfigures what you said he will at least be able to get to a desktop.
Last edited by Kopkins; March 2nd, 2013 at 07:08 PM.
Good morning all,
UPDATE and new problems !
I used the live cd to access save the contents of my hard drive without difficulty.
I then re-installed Ubuntu from another cd.
I now have Ubuntu 12.04.2LTS
I installed firefox, but I cannot play any type of on site video.
I then installed Chromium, still no video capabilities.
I have a Samsung 22" screen, and the imqge is anamorphosed...
Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras. You can do this from the Ubuntu Software Centre, or use the command:
You'll need to restart Firefox afterwards. Let us know if that works for you.Code:sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
I installed ubuntu restricted areas from the software centre.
It said that libav codec library, and libav utility library should be deleted, but I couldn´t find them, so I installed the restricted areas anyway, to no avail...
And I ask you to have a second look at these tasks:Code:sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
*. Describe your computer hardware
- brand name and model (not necessary, but it helps)
- graphics card/chip
- wifi card/chip (if any)
*. Describe what you want to do with the computer (the main tasks)
- browsing the internet and mail
- chat, voice or video direct communication
- word processing, presentations
- photo processing
- video playing, processing
- music playing, processing
- playing games
- server tasks (networking in a LAN or in the internet)
*. Do you want Ubuntu alone or along with Windows or along with MacOS? (dual boot)
These descriptions will help us suggest what to install to get a good balance between speed and eye-candy.
Code:sudo apt-get autoremove