Oneiric unstable upgraded from 11.04: /sbin path is not listed into user $PATH env (default) + using gdm i cannot get the login window only black screen

Asked by marcobra (Marco Braida) on 2011-09-17

On a just dist-upgraded from 11.04 fully upgraded standard Oneiric desktop 32 bits:

are there some reasons that i don't know to not have included into default user path the /sbin directory ?

Default user have this $PATH defined:

echo $PATH


I ask before to send a bug report...

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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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Doug McMahon (mc3man) said : #2

You are likely using gdm instead of lightdm
try (make sure lightdm is installed) & switch to lightdm
sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

(If wanting to stay w/ gdm, (not what I'd do), you should find no real loss of function

Ok installing lightdm

sudo apt-get install lightdm

then setting lightdm as default

sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

solve the PATH issue and also give me the login page with gdm was not able to made login with the latest packages upgrade.

I think this may be an issue to users coming from 11.04 with gdm as default...