[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#638875: login with default session results in black (console) screen

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Mon Aug 22 16:29:37 UTC 2011

Package: lightdm
Version: 0.9.2-3
Severity: normal

If I leave the selector at the default session and log in, lightdm seems
to just exit X entirely, leaving me at a black console screen with a
cursor. According to ps, lightdm is running, but has no children; no X
server is running.

If I select xfce session, it logs me in ok.

joey at gnu:~>sudo update-alternatives --config x-session-manager
There are 6 choices for the alternative x-session-manager (providing /usr/bin/x-session-manager).

  Selection    Path                      Priority   Status
  0            /usr/bin/gnome-session     50        auto mode
  1            /usr/bin/gnome-session     50        manual mode
  2            /usr/bin/lxsession         49        manual mode
  3            /usr/bin/openbox-session   40        manual mode
  4            /usr/bin/startlxde         50        manual mode
  5            /usr/bin/startxfce4        50        manual mode
* 6            /usr/bin/xfce4-session     40        manual mode

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.113      add and remove users and groups
ii  consolekit                    0.4.5-1    framework for defining and trackin
ii  dbus                          1.4.14-1   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.41     Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                         2.13-16    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.28.6-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libpam0g                      1.1.3-2    Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libxcb1                       1.7-3      X C Binding
ii  libxdmcp6                     1:1.1.0-3  X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  lightdm-gtk-greeter           0.9.2-3    simple display manager (GTK+ greet

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg                  1:7.6+8    X.Org X server

lightdm suggests no packages.

-- debconf information:
  lightdm/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/lightdm
* shared/default-x-display-manager: lightdm

see shy jo
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