LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Password
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-04-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
adnanius
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
gnome display manager fails to load


hi
I wanted to install skype, so i followed the instructions on this site :
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype
and because i have an amd64, i installed the i386 files and i386 libraries
libdbus-1.3, libqt4-core, libqt4-gui,
skype worked nicely!
but i closed skype and continued using my ubuntu, but then i tried to open vlc, but it didnt want to open, and i felt ubuntu having a bad time, so i went to a console: ctrl+alt+F1, typed /etc/init.d/gdm stop and then /etc/init.d/gdm start and it said that gdm display manager failed.
tried rebooting, it did the same.
tried ldconfig as root, but still the same.
Any help ???!
 
Old 03-06-2008, 03:37 AM   #2
thewhitelion
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Location: IRAQ
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10 for desktop, CentOS+openSUSE for servers.
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 15
post the output that displays when you try to start gdm.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 04:32 AM   #3
adnanius
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by thewhitelion View Post
post the output that displays when you try to start gdm.
you know when u type sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop it says something like

Code:
stoping GNOME display manager        [OK]
the same thing for starting gnome

Now, I'm having :

Code:
Starting GNOME desplay manager         [fails]
that's all the errors I've got.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 10:55 AM   #4
thewhitelion
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Location: IRAQ
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10 for desktop, CentOS+openSUSE for servers.
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 15
After logging in, try starting X server:

$ sudo startx
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GNOME fails to load after installing Pango and GLIB et al PhilK Linux - Newbie 1 03-17-2006 09:49 PM
gnome fails to load on login after bootup - unless bootup first in win xp doubletruncation Fedora 6 12-07-2005 09:32 AM
GNOME Display Manager fails to load during startup Akiva Linux - Software 5 05-10-2005 11:13 PM
gnome display manager thshunm Linux - Newbie 1 02-14-2005 10:01 PM
"Gnome Display Manager" not working teal Linux - Newbie 0 07-02-2003 06:04 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration