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Old 12-10-2011, 03:38 PM
Davis Thomas
 
Default Log-in screen gone mission in Ubuntu 11.04

Hi all,

On logging out from a session on Ubuntu 11.04 (gnome) I get a blank
screen instead of the log-in prompt. So, I'm not able to log-in again
and end up forcefully restarting the machine using power button. On
regular booting the log-in prompt is appearing properly. This issue
seems to be happening just after an upgrade.



Even ctrl+alt+F1 does not give any log-in prompt on CLI.



Anyone aware of the packages needed for displaying the log-in prompt? I already tried re-installing gdm.

- D



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Old 12-10-2011, 03:54 PM
Colin Law
 
Default Log-in screen gone mission in Ubuntu 11.04

On 10 December 2011 16:38, Davis Thomas <davisth48@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> On logging out from a session on Ubuntu 11.04 (gnome) I get a blank screen
> instead of the log-in prompt. So, I'm not able to log-in again and end up
> forcefully restarting the machine using power button. On regular booting the
> log-in prompt is appearing properly. This issue seems to be happening just
> after an upgrade.
>
> Even ctrl+alt+F1 does not give any log-in prompt on CLI.
>
> Anyone aware of the packages needed for displaying the log-in prompt? I
> already tried re-installing gdm.

It sounds more serious than that. Have you had a look in syslog (use
the Log File Viewer) to see if there are any rude messages when you
logout. Also look in ~/.xsession-errors (have a look there before
logging out first to see what is at the end of it so you will know
what has been added, if anything, as it tends to be full of warnings).

Colin

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Old 12-10-2011, 05:06 PM
Davis Thomas
 
Default Log-in screen gone mission in Ubuntu 11.04

This is more of a display issue. The log-in prompt is actually there but not being displayed, so if I type in username and password (blindly) I get to log-in.

I had a look at the /var/log/syslog and the only message which I found relevant is

gdm-simple-greeter[2952]: Gtk-WARNING: /build/buildd/gtk+2.0-2.24.4/gtk/gtkwidget.c:5687: widget not within a GtkWindow

and I've already tried re-installing gdm. How else can I fix the "gdm-simple-greeter" issue. But why can't I access (or see) CLI with ctrl+alt+F1 (this shouldn't be a gdm related issue) .


thanks,
-D

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 10:24 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw@googlemail.com> wrote:

On 10 December 2011 16:38, Davis Thomas <davisth48@gmail.com> wrote:



> Hi all,

>

> On logging out from a session on Ubuntu 11.04 (gnome) I get a blank screen

> instead of the log-in prompt. So, I'm not able to log-in again and end up

> forcefully restarting the machine using power button. On regular booting the

> log-in prompt is appearing properly. This issue seems to be happening just

> after an upgrade.

>

> Even ctrl+alt+F1 does not give any log-in prompt on CLI.

>

> Anyone aware of the packages needed for displaying the log-in prompt? I

> already tried re-installing gdm.



It sounds more serious than that. *Have you had a look in syslog (use

the Log File Viewer) to see if there are any rude messages when you

logout. *Also look in ~/.xsession-errors (have a look there before

logging out first to see what is at the end of it so you will know

what has been added, if anything, as it tends to be full of warnings).



Colin



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