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    Can't get rid of wdm

    I have a minimal installation of Ubuntu 14.04 with dwm as window manager.
    The display manager wdm was installed as a dependency and is launched at every boot. But I want a manual login to X with startx (.xinitrc is configured with exec dwm).

    • I disabled the service wdm using bum, but when I launch startx I got the error message
      Only root wants to run wdm
    • The same error message appears after removing wdm completely with its dependencies.
    • I also modified in vain the parameter splash quiet of /etc/default/grub to text.

    I used to setup Debian and ArchLinux systems without having this problem. Is it specific to Ubuntu? What is the proper way to resolve my issue? I hope there won't be a confusion concerning the couple wdm/dwm ...
    Last edited by bapoumba; May 7th, 2014 at 03:55 PM. Reason: Removed fonts

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    Re: Can't get rid of wdm

    Although old, may be here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1053814 ?
    Looks like the link is dead, probably was something close to : http://dwm.suckless.org/

    Now I do not see anything related to wdm as a dependency to dwm : http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/dwm
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    Re: Can't get rid of wdm

    I also went down a couple of levels and not seeing where dwm depends on wdm. Could you have a ppa messing with you?

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    Re: Can't get rid of wdm

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    I also went down a couple of levels and not seeing where dwm depends on wdm.
    Did that too, and there is no wdm-named package
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    Re: Can't get rid of wdm

    Thank you for your replies.

    May be I installed the complete Xorg meta package.
    I don't remember, but I did a fresh minimal install in the meantime.
    Everything works fine now.

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    Re: Can't get rid of wdm

    OK
    Please mark your thread as solved (under Thread Tools), it may help others, thanks !
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