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[Bug 772486] [NEW] [Natty] Unity will start from GDM, not from KDM


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Binary package hint: unity

Unity won't start,

Finally found the reason ;-)

On 5 machines I upgraded from Maverick to Natty, Unity doesn't start on
any of them.

However all my machines have both kubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-desktop
installed, and use KDM as graphical login manager.

Starting the "Ubuntu" session from KDM will open a session where Unity
doesn't start (only desktop background comes up)

Stopping KDM (sudo stop kdm), then starting GDM (sudo start gdm),
logging into the "Ubuntu" session from GDM, and then unity works.

This being perfectly reproductible on all machines I tested it on (all
upgraded from Maverick to Natty).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.10-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 1ea6109db29b53f721a523a77b7f3abf
CheckboxSystem: d00f84de8a555815fa1c4660280da308
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
Date: Thu Apr 28 17:49:31 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-03 (25 days ago)

** Affects: compiz (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Confirmed

** Tags: apport-bug i386 natty running-unity
[Natty] Unity will start from GDM, not from KDM
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