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  1. #101
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    Re: sudo apt-get install gnome-session

    I tried clicking right on the desktop with no result.

    I then tried the reinstallation (post 99)

    It has done a dance of some 20 plus lines, it has replaced things and finished with the line
    Parametrage de ubuntu-desktop (1.267.1)
    and is now waiting for further instructions...

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    Re: sudo apt-get install gnome-session

    Quote Originally Posted by daviddixit View Post
    … and is now waiting for further instructions...
    Code:
     sudo reboot now
    Tell us what happens.
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    Re: sudo apt-get install gnome-session

    I sudo reboot ed and I am back to the consle and nothing else...

  4. #104
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    Re: sudo apt-get install gnome-session

    Is a display manager running?

    Code:
    ps -ef|grep dm$
    If not
    Code:
    sudo lightdm

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    Re: sudo apt-get install gnome-session

    No display manager running.

    I tried sudi lightdm and got:
    Failed to use bus name org.freedesktop.DisplayManager, do you have appropriate permissions ?

    I tried typing yes, and it did not like it, giving me a series of 'y's.
    I stopped them by typing control c.

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    Re: sudo apt-get install gnome-session

    I'm sorry, I have no idea how to proceed from here.

    • My only suggestion is to back up your data using a Live CD, and reinstall Ubuntu. You probably want to wait for more suggestions from others on this thread before you try this suggestion.

    • When you boot, do you go directly to the black console screen, or do you get the log-in screen first?

    • You can also try the following, but I don't think it will make a difference:
      Code:
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get upgrade
      sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
      sudo reboot now

    • Did you tell us how you managed to get into this fix in the first place? If not, please tell us; it may help us figure out a solution.

    • One more thing: Are you using WUBI (Windows Installer), or a native Ubuntu installation?
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    Re: sudo apt-get install gnome-session

    If the display manager isn't starting you may want to check the default-display-manager file

    Code:
    $ cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager
    /usr/sbin/lightdm
    (there was a bug at one point that omitted the path); and also the lightdm.conf file

    Code:
    $ cat /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

  8. #108
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    Re: sudo apt-get install gnome-session

    Steeldriver,

    It says that it cannot find either of these commands.


    Paddy Landau,
    I tried the codes to no avail.
    I will try to get a live cd tomorrow (I cannot do it on this computer)

    Thank you ALL for all your efforts.

    Any more suggestions this evening (I am in Paris) are welcome !

    David

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    Re: sudo apt-get install gnome-session

    Quote Originally Posted by daviddixit View Post
    I am in Paris
    Que je suis jaloux!
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    Re: sudo apt-get install gnome-session

    Quote Originally Posted by daviddixit View Post
    Any more suggestions this evening (I am in Paris) are welcome !

    David
    Yes, I have a few tips for you to do during the next few days.

    1. Answer Paddy Landau's questions in post #106 as clearly as possible.

    2. Backup your personal data (documents, pictures, video-clips etc) to an external drive.

    3. Take your time and read all the posts in your thread!

    - Take notes about things you think are important.

    - Reply to questions (not only commands to do, but verbose replies) in posts along the thread. Such replies might help us understand enough to help you.

    4. Decide if you want to continue to try to repair your system, or if you accept to re-install your system now or soon. (Whatever you decide, it is valuable to have a backup copy of your personal data.)

    5. Describe your computer hardware

    - brand name and model (not necessary, but it helps)
    - cpu
    - ram
    - graphics card/chip
    - wifi card/chip (if any)

    6. 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
    - calculations
    - photo processing
    - video playing, processing
    - music playing, processing
    - playing games
    - server tasks (networking in a LAN or in the internet)

    These descriptions will help us suggest what to install to get a good balance between speed and eye-candy.

    Edit: 7. Do you want Ubuntu alone or along with Windows or along with MacOS? (dual boot)
    Last edited by sudodus; March 1st, 2013 at 09:14 PM. Reason: single or dual boot

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