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    Re: Noble Mate no GUI desktop

    No, I've not tried anything other than what comes with it. I might do so and see how it goes.
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    Re: Noble Mate no GUI desktop

    Slim and xdm work on the old laptop and on the KVM VM. I have no difficulty shutting down with either of them, on either machine.
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    Re: Noble Mate no GUI desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    I wonder if KVM is my problem; I can't remember but are your Mate systems bare metal or virtual installations?
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    Re: Noble Mate no GUI desktop

    Try changing the lightdm greeter.
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    Re: Noble Mate no GUI desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Try changing the lightdm greeter.
    If this was a comment for me I have stopped trying lightdm as it does not appear at boot or after logging out; it just sits at a black screen meaning startx is needed from a virtual tty in my KVM system.

    It is slim that did not allow a full shutdown though xdm works as it should for both login and shutdown.

    I have not tried changing the lightdm settings if that is what you meant. Are you suggesting that doing so might get it working properly again?

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    Re: Noble Mate no GUI desktop

    A further update on this annoying problem.
    Having found that xdm was working beautifully I purged lightdm which also removed arctica-greeter, which surprised me as I had assumed that it would use lightdm-greeter.

    I therefore decided to reinstall lightdm but this time with lightdm-gtk-greeter, lightdm-gtk-greeter settings, but not arctica-greeter.
    Lightdm did work now after I chose to use lightdm instead of xdm.
    I also installed lightdm-settings.

    Lightdm started first time with just a black background so I have also chosen to add ubuntu-mate-lightdm-theme.
    So let's see if everything now works properly, not just working with black background.

    OK. I have just rebooted after using lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings from the menu and adding a background image.
    Everything is now working exactly as it should have done right from the start.
    Last edited by ajgreeny; February 20th, 2024 at 11:40 PM. Reason: Success of the action reported!!! Plus typos.

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    Re: Noble Mate no GUI desktop

    I have just installed today's iso pending file Ubuntu-MATE 24.04 LTS "Noble Numbat" - Daily amd64 (20240226) and the installation worked perfectly wit a GUI appearing as expected after logging in.
    Whatever the problem was with the arctica-greeter has apparently been solved; let's hope that continues to work from now on.

    I have updated the bug mentioned earlier https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/2052489 with this information.

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    Re: Noble Mate no GUI desktop

    I can confirm that after testing on QEMU/KVM VM. I've left a comment in the bug thread.
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