Fwd: lightdm-gtk-greeter 1.6.0 does not start

James Mills prologic at shortcircuit.net.au
Mon Jul 22 22:18:24 UTC 2013

James Mills / prologic

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From: James Mills <prologic at shortcircuit.net.au>
Date: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Subject: lightdm-gtk-greeter 1.6.0 does not start
To: lightdm-gtk-greeter-team at lists.launchpad.net

HI all,

I'm trying out lightdm on the CRUX distro (http://crux.nu/)

bash-4.2$ pkginfo -i | grep lightdm
lightdm 1.7.6-1
lightdm-gtk-greeter 1.6.0-1

I'm unable to get lightdm to start properly.

Running lightdm in debug mode results in:

 bash-4.2$ cat log
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Logging to /usr/var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Starting Light Display Manager 1.7.6, UID=0 PID=3305
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Loading configuration from /usr/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Using D-Bus name org.freedesktop.DisplayManager
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Registered seat module xlocal
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Registered seat module xremote
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Registered seat module unity
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Adding default seat
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Starting seat
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Starting local X display
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Could not run plymouth --ping: Failed to execute child
process "plymouth" (No such file or directory)
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Using VT 7
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Logging to /usr/var/log/lightdm/x-0.log
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Writing X server authority to /usr/var/run/lightdm/root/:0
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Launching X Server
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Launching process 3308: /usr/bin/X :0 -auth
/usr/var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Waiting for ready signal from X server :0
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Acquired bus name org.freedesktop.DisplayManager
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Registering seat with bus path
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Got signal 10 from process 3308
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Got signal from X server :0
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Connecting to XServer :0
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Display server ready, starting session authentication
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Started session 3316 with service 'lightdm-greeter',
username 'lightdm'
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Session 3316 authentication complete with return value 0:
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Session authenticated, running command
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Session 3316 running command /usr/bin/lightdm-gtk-greeter
[+0.46s] DEBUG: org.freedesktop.Accounts does not exist, falling back to
passwd file
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Activating VT 7
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Greeter closed communication channel
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Session 3316 exited with return value 1
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Session stopped
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Stopping seat, failed to start a greeter
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Stopping seat
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Stopping display server
[+0.46s] DEBUG: Sending signal 15 to process 3308
[+0.72s] DEBUG: Process 3308 exited with return value 0
[+0.72s] DEBUG: X server stopped
[+0.72s] DEBUG: Removing X server authority /usr/var/run/lightdm/root/:0
[+0.72s] DEBUG: Releasing VT 7
[+0.72s] DEBUG: Display server stopped
[+0.72s] DEBUG: Seat stopped
[+0.72s] DEBUG: Required seat has stopped
[+0.72s] DEBUG: Stopping display manager
[+0.72s] DEBUG: Display manager stopped
[+0.72s] DEBUG: Stopping daemon
[+0.72s] DEBUG: Exiting with return value 1

I mostly have a deafult config and have symlinked
the gtk greeter as follows:

bash-4.2$ cd /usr/share/xgreeters/
bash-4.2$ ls -l
total 4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  27 Jul 22 23:29 default.desktop ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 187 Jul 22 23:28 lightdm-gtk-greeter.desktop

I've been able to find other more obvious problems and solutions
whilst trying to google solutions for this, but nothing seems to fit this
particular case. I'm not seeing obvious errors other than
existing with a status of 1

Any ideas?


James Mills / prologic

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