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#1 2019-08-13 18:19:50

shojep
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Registered: 2019-08-13
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Failed to start Light Display Manager

My apologies if the formatting isn't ideal, I'm typing this all from my mobile device.

Here's what I've tried so far:

"systemctl status lightdm" gives "lightdm.service: Start request repeated too quickly"

"lightdm --test-mode --debug" gives "Failed to find session configuration lightdm-gtk-greeter"

/etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf doesn't exist, but .conf.pacnew and .conf.pacsave do, which leads me to believe an update could've messed with things.

Does anyone know what steps I should take next? I do not have access to Ethernet, so I can't install anything that requires an internet download (like gdm, etc). Thanks.

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#2 2019-08-13 18:27:59

loqs
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Registered: 2014-03-06
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Re: Failed to start Light Display Manager

Check /var/log/pacman.log for the reason for the removal of lightdm-gtk-greeter.

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#3 2019-08-13 18:33:28

shojep
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Re: Failed to start Light Display Manager

Turns out lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings was removed (though I don't recall doing that). Managed to reinstall it, but now I'm facing a login loop...

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#4 2019-08-13 18:40:36

loqs
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Re: Failed to start Light Display Manager

What do you mean by a login loop?
Does the system not have net access because the network connection is broken (software or hardware breakage) or there is no network to which you can connect?

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#5 2019-08-13 18:50:15

shojep
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Registered: 2019-08-13
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Re: Failed to start Light Display Manager

Never mind, I figured out how to connect to WiFi using nmcli and did a system update, which updated xfce-session and fixed the issue. This thread can be closed now. Appreciate the help, loqs.

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#6 2019-08-13 20:12:40

seth
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Re: Failed to start Light Display Manager

Please always remember to mark resolved threads by editing your initial posts subject - so others will know that there's no task left, but maybe a solution to find.
Thanks.

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