[SOLVED] Problem with LXDE desktop environment on Ubuntu 12.10
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Problem with LXDE desktop environment on Ubuntu 12.10
LXDE worked fine on 12.04. Now I installed it on 12.10, but when booting the computer does not present me with any other options than Unity, no matter what. Something needs to be done, but what? Any hint, anyone?
Running LXDE on U12.10 here (original install was Xubuntu, but I deleted all of the XFCE components) without problems. I'm using lxdm as my display manager; it offers me the expected choices of sessions. Your display manager should offer a choise of sessions - do you have lxsession installed?
Below is my U-12.10 lxdm.conf. I don't have to worry about the default session, so I left that line commented out.
/etc/lxdm$ cat lxdm.conf
## uncomment and set autologin username to enable autologin
## uncomment and set timeout to enable timeout autologin,
## the value should >=5
## default session or desktop used when no systemwide config
## uncomment and set to set numlock on your keyboard
## set this if you don't want to put xauth file at ~/.Xauthority
## greeter used to welcome the user
## arg used to start xserver, not fully function
# arg=/usr/bin/X -background vt1
## gtk theme used by greeter
## background of the greeter
## if show bottom pane
## if show language select control
## if show keyboard layout select control
## the theme of greeter
## if disable the user list control at greeter
## whitelist user
## blacklist user
Last edited by RockDoctor; 12-11-2012 at 02:21 PM.
Reason: Didn't finish
Now I`ve really messed it up! I did as told, sudo dpkg-reconfigure lxdm. As a result, I am stuck with a desktop with the text "Login:" and after that I can choose "syslog" or "usbmux daemon,,,(usbmux)" or "saned" and under these there is still the option "More..."
At the bottom part of the screen I can choose between many kinds of desktops, among others this LXDM, but to no use.
When hitting enter I get the "Password: " and when giving my password and hitting enter I am back to "Password " again. I am getting nowhere and the panic is rising. Could anyone help me out from this? Feel really uncomfortable at the moment.
Sorry to have revealed to all the world what a moron I am. I studied the matter a little bit closer and found out that when I chose the option "More" I realised that my user name was asked for. Could not see it at first because it was black letters on a blue background. After entering my user name I was asked for my passwd and voilá, I was back in business again. This time I am free to choose whichever desktop I wish just like in the old Ubuntu 12.04 days! So thanks to goodtimetribe for the advice, looks like I am gonna manage from here on again.