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    Lightbulb logging into sessions

    this is weird and i am current on all updates. i can log into these sessions enlightenment,lubuntu,lxde,xubuntu, and xfce. however if i try to log into gnome, gnome-fallback or ubuntu(unity) session all i get is a blank screen.

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    Re: logging into sessions

    I know that you have not installed Cinnamon but this blog could indicate what is happening on your system.

    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/cinna...tire.html#more

    Important: in my test under Ubuntu 13.10, installing Cinnamon broke the Unity session (I was unable to log in to Unity until I removed Cinnamon; this didn't occur in Ubuntu 13.04) so use it at your own risk!
    Early on in the cycle when I was testing Xmir I had the idea of installing all the desktops of the flavours onto Ubuntu. The system became unusable. The issue was not Xmir but the alternative desktops making territorial claims on the system. Poor little LightDM could not make up its mind what background image to put behind the login, Should it Ubuntu or Kubuntu, or Xubuntu or even Lubuntu?

    It seemed to me that I got not a User Interface but the whole Desktop Environment. Days are coming when the incompatibilities will make mixing and matching too difficult.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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    Lightbulb Re: logging into sessions

    gra tks for the info. so i reinstalled my backup of 13.04 and made sure that cinnamon wasnt installed. it wasnt however i had mate installed , so removed. will wait till the final comes out this coming thursday and try again.

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    Re: logging into sessions

    I have similar issue with login. I ended up uninstalled lightdm and pick gdm. I can now login back. Just FYI:

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    Lightbulb Re: logging into sessions

    sogoo tks for the info. what commands did you run to make the change. not sure how to do it. tks

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    Re: logging into sessions

    Quote Originally Posted by rburkartjo View Post
    sogoo tks for the info. what commands did you run to make the change. not sure how to do it. tks
    I just
    apt-get remove lightdm

    (which will prompt for switch to other dm and I happen to have gdm in the list so I switched. I don't know whether that is the proper way)

    Maybe you can follow this one instead.
    http://www.webupd8.org/2011/07/how-t...ightdm-or.html

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    Lightbulb Re: logging into sessions

    tks you can also use this

    http://www.thelinuxguy.nl/how-tos/ho...n-ubuntulinux/


    doesnt remove just allows you to change

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    Re: logging into sessions

    Sadly 'lightdm' is total crap right now, as is 'ubiquity'. We'll see what happens but this nonsense of "cadence testing" has truly resulted in a JIT process when it comes to the iso images and it's NOT a good process!

    I think "cadence" is fine with individual apps but it sucks to put off all the important stuff such as installation and the boot process until the last 4 days!
    Last edited by kansasnoob; October 13th, 2013 at 06:29 PM.

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