intermittent message: failed to acquire org.gnome.displaymanager, and then no login-screen

Asked by Willem Hobers on 2013-01-30

Hi,

After upgrading to 12.04.1 LTS (from the previous LTS) my ubuntu will at times fail to show the login screen. Roundabout 4 out of 10 times of booting the "Ubuntu five dots"-screen disappears, no login screen (GDM) appears but only tty1, with "login: ".

If I then login and do "sudo gdm"

I get the message:

failed to acquire org.gnome.displaymanager
could not acquire name; bailing out.

Whatever I try I can't solve this problem. A reboot (or two or three) may finally result in the normal GDM-login screen and Ubuntu working normally.

Any advice?

Ps I have switched from lightdm to GDM because lightdm gave many more problems than GDM now does.

Please advice.

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Willem Hobers
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2017-01-01
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2017-01-01
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2013-01-30
Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said : #1

i suggest report a bug

Willem Hobers (whobers) said : #2

I did as you suggested.

Problem not solved yet.

Thanks.

Willem Hobers (whobers) said : #3

This question does not need any follow up. I moved on to 16.04. Thank you.