View Full Version : [SOLVED] How do I reinstall GDM from Live CD?

March 27th, 2011, 10:07 PM
I need to reinstall the GDM because of some problems with it. I can't login to my account because the text box where I enter my password is missing. I have a 32-bit version Ubuntu 10.10 Live CD with me.

I REALLY need a quick fix to get it working. Help is really appreciated!

March 27th, 2011, 10:27 PM
Not too sure, as I haven't had that happen so never had to attempt it. I Did find 2 links googling, maybe one of them might help?

This one's titled GDM Does Not Start in Ubuntu 10.04: http://ulyssesonline.com/2010/08/14/gdm-does-not-start-in-ubuntu-10-04/ I know it says 10.04 but might work in 10.10, or this one is supposed to tell you how to reinstall Ubuntu without messing your home directory up: http://www.linux-archive.org/ubuntu-user/478907-repairing-ubuntu-without-loosing-data-breaking-windows.html

Hoping one of the two might be of some help.

March 28th, 2011, 12:42 AM
Yeah, I installed gem another way, but my problem is still there. The text field where you enter your password is missing on the login screen.