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    Flashback session fails to boot

    Just tried this morning in Bionic and after selecting flashback w/metacity I still boot to the Ubuntu desktop. I've tried rebooting also as I know gdm is funky.

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    Re: Flashback session fails to boot

    Must be a gdm3 thing because it works OK with lightdm and lightdm-gtk-greeter.

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    Re: Flashback session fails to boot

    It works very well on the unity-session with lightdm.

    regards..

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    Re: Flashback session fails to boot

    ^^ And? This has what to do with the original post? In what way is this helpful? Is Unity part of any Ubuntu development version?
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    Re: Flashback session fails to boot

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    Just tried this morning in Bionic and after selecting flashback w/metacity I still boot to the Ubuntu desktop. I've tried rebooting also as I know gdm is funky.
    Just because a new added session is shown on the gdm greeter doesn't mean it's actually selected. If you had just switched off & then back to your added session in the dropdown you would have gotten the expected results.
    When it comes to alternative sessions I've found lightdm to provide a better experience. You may or may not find that to be the case with your chosen alternative session. With some use you may be able to discern any benefits if they exist.

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    Re: Flashback session fails to boot

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    Just because a new added session is shown on the gdm greeter doesn't mean it's actually selected. If you had just switched off & then back to your added session in the dropdown you would have gotten the expected results.
    When it comes to alternative sessions I've found lightdm to provide a better experience. You may or may not find that to be the case with your chosen alternative session. With some use you may be able to discern any benefits if they exist.
    That was not the case this time. Even after repeated reboots selecting flashback w/metacity still just booted to the default DE. I haven't followed up since then to see if that's still the case. I probably need to test on a fresh install because that one has been too heavily modified to serve as a good out-of-box experiment.

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    Re: Flashback session fails to boot

    Quote Originally Posted by ventrical View Post
    It works very well on the unity-session with lightdm.

    regards..
    But not with gdm3?

    It's really no big deal to use lightdm. For the unity session which lightdm greeter do you use?

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    Re: Flashback session fails to boot

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    But not with gdm3?

    It's really no big deal to use lightdm. For the unity session which lightdm greeter do you use?
    unity-greeter is a dependency of lightdm so if using lightdm one might as well use it

    "Even after repeated reboots selecting flashback w/metacity still just booted to the default DE"
    Just in case I wasn't being clear, I think one could reboot till the cows come home, won't change. What I was meaning was you would have to actually select another session in the greeter, then re-select flashback.

    So here when I installed flashback & rebooted at the greeter it showed flashback as being selected. However logging in produced the ubuntu session instead. Logging back out, selecting ubuntu, then selecting flashback did produce the fb session.

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    Re: Flashback session fails to boot

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    ^^ And? This has what to do with the original post? In what way is this helpful? Is Unity part of any Ubuntu development version?
    unity-session shell is in the universe and is loaded on Bionic beaver amd64.iso using lightdm and boots just fine. You said we could discuss unity-session, not Ubuntu Development Version. so my reply is directly related to OP.

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    Re: Flashback session fails to boot

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    But not with gdm3?

    It's really no big deal to use lightdm. For the unity session which lightdm greeter do you use?
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lightdm
    Thats it. If you have gdm3 installed it will ask you to choose. I remove gdm3 first then install lightdm.

    unity-session is a shell in the universe. It is like xmonad and razorqt etc.. which can be run on xorg and gnome3.

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