View Full Version : [ubuntu] GDM wont pop up but usplash will

January 12th, 2010, 08:41 PM
Using Ubuntu Minimal. When I turn on my computer. Usplash will pop the ubuntu logo up but it will take me directly to command line and I have to sign in and type startx rather then take me to gdm. Is there some sort of update command I'm forgetting?

January 12th, 2010, 08:50 PM
you probably don't have gdm installed, gnome and gdm are separate processes.

to install gdm:

sudo apt-get install gdm
if you want a more minimal login, you can also install xdm instead, although xdm isn't very good if you want to choose between different desktop environments.

January 12th, 2010, 08:59 PM
nope, its installed. Using lxde as well.

January 12th, 2010, 09:27 PM
didnt get GDM to work, I installed xdm and that worked but everything was huge but it seems to be a known bug. So I tried wdm and that worked, although its ugly as all heck.Would have tried slim but I couldn't find the package for it.