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Can't get lightdm to start in Manjaro Net... :/
« on: 30. December 2015, 16:51:39 »
Every time I try to start lightdm, I get this error msg:

Job for lightdm.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status lightdm.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

When I do what it says... I get this...

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[fuckuimabird@laptop ~]$ systemctl status lightdm
● lightdm.service - Light Display Manager
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/lightdm.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: failed (Result: start-limit) since Wed 2015-12-30 10:42:33 EST; 1min 36s ago
     Docs: man:lightdm(1)
  Process: 1436 ExecStart=/usr/bin/lightdm (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 1436 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Is there something I can do to fix this?

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Re: Can't get lightdm to start in Manjaro Net... :/
« Reply #1 on: 30. December 2015, 17:24:14 »
There's a couple things. Since you don't give any details...

1. Did you enable lightdm in systemd?
2. Did you try reinstalling lightdm?

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Re: Can't get lightdm to start in Manjaro Net... :/
« Reply #2 on: 30. December 2015, 17:29:47 »
Yes, I enabled lightdm via
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sudo systemctl enable lightdm

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Re: Can't get lightdm to start in Manjaro Net... :/
« Reply #3 on: 30. December 2015, 17:32:21 »
And I just reinstalled lightdm... still didn't work.

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Re: Can't get lightdm to start in Manjaro Net... :/
« Reply #4 on: 30. December 2015, 17:41:32 »
Didn't try NET edition yet, what is the session LightDM is supposed to start?
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Re: Can't get lightdm to start in Manjaro Net... :/
« Reply #5 on: 30. December 2015, 18:27:37 »
I figured it out...
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM#Enabling_LightDM

I ran
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lightdm --test-mode --debug
and was told that lightdm-gtk-greeter wasn't found. I ran

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sudo pacman -S lightdm-gtk-greeter
and now lightdm has started... :)

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Re: Can't get lightdm to start in Manjaro Net... :/
« Reply #6 on: 30. December 2015, 20:46:58 »
I figured it out...
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM#Enabling_LightDM

I ran
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lightdm --test-mode --debug
and was told that lightdm-gtk-greeter wasn't found. I ran

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sudo pacman -S lightdm-gtk-greeter
and now lightdm has started... :)

I should have known--sorry 'bout that, I always install the set--lightdm, lightdm-gtk-greeter, and lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings. Never thought about a missing piece. ;)

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