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[Bug 1500673] Re: gdm unusable after upgrading to 15.10


I found the best "solution" for me was to simply add the latest Mint
repo to my sources.list.d/ directory and install the mdm package, which
is a fork of gdm, and I've since commented out the minto repo.

mdm has worked without any problems for me. I'll switch back to gdm (or
not) when this is working again.

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  gdm unusable after upgrading to 15.10

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Bug description:
  Hi there -- I figured I'd try 15.10 a few days before release, and
  when gdm is the default greeter, I see no login prompt and I have to
  CTRL-ALT-F1 to get to a terminal. As far as I can tell, there's
  nothing interesting in the logs in /var/log or /var/log/gdm. I just
  get a blank, black screen.

  As a side note, I'm seeing the error messages described in
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1492764, but I
  don't think they are the root cause for a missing X-server (AFAICT,
  there's no X server starting).

  Please advice on how I can troubleshoot further. `dkg-reconfigure gdm`
  and choosing lightdm yields a GUI login prompt in lightdm.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: gdm 3.16.2-0ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-11.13-generic 4.2.1
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-11-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.19-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Mon Sep 28 20:15:50 2015
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-02 (453 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
  SourcePackage: gdm
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-09-29 (0 days ago)

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