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Old 09-05-2012, 06:40 AM   #1
Joe Soap
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Wheezy won't boot into X

Good people,

I'm running Debian Wheezy and until about 15 minutes ago all was hunky dory. I did my normal apt-get update & upgrade. All good.

But after a reboot, Wheezy won't boot into X. I get stuck on the cli. If I run "startx", the window manager does indeed start and all seems to be well. However, I don't want to start X. I want it to boot straight into X, like it used to.

Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong? Can I post any further info so that the problem can be analysed and solved?

Thanks for your help.

Old 09-05-2012, 08:35 AM   #2
Joe Soap
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So it appears that whatever window manager was installed, had mysteriously disappeared.

Solution? Install it again ...

Reinstalling gdm3 seems to have done the trick.

But why was it a problem in the first place?


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