Re: Xorg starts only manually

Thanks, Mark, for your reply.

/etc/init.d/gdm exists, and when I run `update-rc.d gdm defaults` it
says "System startup links for /etc/init.d/gdm already exist."

But now that you mentioned the keyword "gdm", I saw that `aptitude
search gsm` says "c" as status for the gdm package. I tried
`dpgk-reconfigure gdm` which said more clearly "gdm is broken or not
fully installed". I then tried `aptitude purge gdm` and `aptitude
install gdm`. During install there are some warnings:

The home dir /var/lib/gdm you specified already exists.
Adding system user `gdm´ (UID 107) ...
Adding new user `gdm´ (UID 107) with group `gdm´ ...
The home directory `/var/lib/gdm´ already exists, Not copying from
adduser: Warning: The home directory `/var/lib/gdm´ does not belong to
the user you are currently creating.

But that was the solution! Thanks again!

On 22.05.2009 10:39, Mark Shroyer wrote:
On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 10:00:25AM +0300, Luc Saffre wrote:
after upgrading my laptop to Lenny, the Gnome desktop no longer starts
automatically when I boot up. It starts correctly if i then log in at
the console and run `startx`. I tried `dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg`
without change. I didn't see anything anormal in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
Any suggestions about the possible reason and what I can try next?

Is the file /etc/init.d/gdm present on your system? If so, try running

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

when you log in to bring up the login screen. If this works, then run

sudo update-rc.d gdm defaults

to make sure that the runlevel symbolic links are installed. On the
other hand, if the GDM init script is missing for some reason, try
installing the package "gdm".

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