I’ve been having some problems using apt-get lately which led me to doing an apt-get dist-upgrade.
Smart me found this command on the internet and decided to use it. It worked just fine, except for the fact that when I restarted my computer the graphical display manager that I use didn’t start.
Here’s the steps that I took to diagnose the problem.
- I tried to start gdm instead of kdm by editing
'/etc/X11/default-display-manager'. This file contains the path to your display manager, for me it was
- I tried changing that to
'/usr/bin/gdm'and I received an X server error saying that my chosen X server (XFree86) was not found.I thought that this was a little funny because I didn’t think that I used XFree86, but Xorg instead.
- So, I looked at the file
'/etc/X11/X', which is a symbolic link (which is like a shortcut in windows) and found out that in the upgrade it changed the link to point to a nonexistent file.
- After that I changed the link to point to
'/usr/bin/X11/Xorg'and voila, kdm started up just fine.More Later,