View Full Version : [ubuntu] lightdm / gdm broken after upgrade to 13.04

May 1st, 2013, 12:03 AM
I have upgraded to 13.04 (do-release-upgrade) and none of my greeters work.
Lightdm was giving just a black screen.
I've made the following edit:


And now it displays the classic Ubuntu peach and purple background swirls and an X shaped cursor which tracks the mouse.
If I stop it (/etc/init.d/lightdm stop) and then start gdm (/etc/init.d/gdm start) I get the same display.

Otherwise these greeter screens are entirely featureless. No text entry fields, no buttons or widgets.

I have an ATI card with open source drivers.

My preference would be classic gnome, but I'll be "happy" to use Unity at the moment. Anything really...

Can anyone assist?

May 1st, 2013, 06:39 AM
I have a similar problem. I posted Bug 1174950 to launchpad about this.