Try all other options first and come back to this section if they fail to bring your desktop back to life. My machine not on the internet, I couldn't try out the apt-get stuff I read about but instead used the source. Getting the Desktop Back I have not yet lost documents and files while using any of these methods to restore a Linux desktop from its broken state. If you can log into a desktop environment as a different user then the issue relates to something specific in the desktop configuration of the user whose desktop will not load. Registry' Jan 15 11:17:59 labrat org.
A good explanation of the roles played by the window system, window manager and desktop manager is given at. When i installed it, it initially worked fine for first two times but after that whenever i boot, it fails to start the display manager. How can I get my desktop to work? Press Ctrl+Alt+F7 to try to access the graphical environment. The weird thing is that if I go into the grub loader, then select recovery mode but select to continue with normal boot it works fine. The graphical environment you know and love is an optional component formed by a window system, a window manager and a desktop manager. You just had to click that button. Jan 15 11:17:59 labrat org.
This can be done by recreating the xorg. So must be a display manager problem right? Linux needs strong technical authors badly. You should be able to use a Live Disc to gain access to files stored on the hard drive of a broken operating system. Sorry, I didn't intend to resurrect this old thread never looked at the date! Applications and scripts that assume this file is set to will not work. The login screen that usually greets you when your operating system loads is called the display manager or greeter. Statically compiled programs will include the libraries into the executable file when compiled making them much larger. Solution Five: reconfigure the display manager Reconfigure the display manager or, if you have more than one display manager installed, check which one is set as the default manager then either reconfigure it or set a new default display manager.
The definitive guide to getting the Linux desktop back Starting a desktop session as a new user is an excellent way to determine whether a desktop loading error is due to a misconfiguration. I've found a few static ones that couldn't locate existing libraries, too. SessionManager was not provided by any. These requests can either be direct, causing gdm to start a session on the remote display, or indirect, causing a chooser to be opened. Last night I decided to get myself some software. Only purge packages if you have an Internet connection or another means of downloading and re-installing purged packages. There are many different window managers.
It's off-topic as it's unlikely to help future readers. A little knowledge goes a long way Linux is primarily a non graphical operating system. No harm done: this question about Ubuntu runlevels is coming up quite a lot. If creating a new xorg. I guess I need to reinstall gnome display manager, but how do I do that or is there other ways to fix this? I did an ldconfig and rebooted. I believe I installed it correctly. Solution Two: update everything A botched software update might have caused you to lose your desktop.
If you can successfully log in to a desktop environment as a different user you might find some of these solutions easier to employ. Visit our for more help. I tried to install Xine-lib did not install for X11 or something like that , xine-ui said it couldn't find xine-lib , RealPlayer worked. Third, access the Linux shell using Ctrl+Alt+F1. Make a note of them because you might need to re-install them all. How do I fix this? Quote: Originally posted by n0xvb ldconfig generates a list of dynamic libraries so that programs compiled dynamically can find them. That could have, probably, saved me a lot of grief and manual creation of links in the past.
Solution Three: reconfigure the window system A messed up xorg configuration can prevent the X Window System loading properly so reconfigure it with sudo apt-get build-dep xorg sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg Restart your computer by typing sudo reboot. Solution Four: reconfigure the window manager Different desktop managers tend to use different window managers. Using kdm as an example, I would reconfigure my display manager with sudo stop kdm sudo dpkg-reconfigure kdm sudo start kdm If your desktop still fails to load after a reboot and more than one display manager is installed on your system, try another display manager. I recommend you move through these desktop recovery solutions in order from one to eight. Installing an alternative desktop environment will provide you with a desktop to use until your regular one is fixed.
Upon powering back on, all I got was a black screen with a mouse cursor prior to logon. When booting the laptop, make sure the laptop is completely switched off before pressing the power button. A common issue you can fix is playing a 3D game that crashes and locks the mouse and keyboard. Written for Ubuntu, these Linux desktop recovery tricks are laid out in an easy to follow guide that presents recovery solutions in least destructive to this-could-break-everything-or-make-everything-better order. Try these commands one by one from the command line Use either Konsole or press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to enter a terminal : sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -f install sudo apt-get update —fix-missing sudo dpkg —configure -a —force-all Some of those commands could break your system further but try them anyway.
The window manager decorates windows, provides menus and makes interaction with windows possible. Updated by Raphaeel Hertzog , Ryan Murray , Josselin Mouette and Vincent Lefevre. It uses a pure desktop environment with , rather than the graphical shell. It will ask you which Desktop manager you want to make default, select lightdm and proceed with the installation. Refer to to discover which window manager you might be using.
I accidentally bumped the power switch on the power strip and like a power hit I was down. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section. If the terminal display at Ctrl+Alt+F7 stays blank, try F8 through F12 instead of F7. However, it is always a good idea to be cautious. Testing whether you can log in as a different user may help you decide which of the following solutions will work best. Applications and scripts that assume this file is set to will not work. The X Window System, also called X, makes it possible for graphical programs to communicate with the hardware Linux runs on.