On 15.10 updated lightdm and unity-greeter stops working?

Asked by Metta Crawler on 2016-02-07

I upgraded lightdm from 1.16.6-0ubuntu1 to 1.16.7-0ubuntu1

After that unity-greeter stopped working and it switched to lightdm-gdm-greeter

Others report similar issues
http://askubuntu.com/questions/720321/15-10-lightdm-broken-gdm-works

I did not see the lightdm .Xauthority file missing.

$ sudo file /var/lib/lightdm/.Xauthority
/var/lib/lightdm/.Xauthority: X11 Xauthority data

How do I reconfigure to get back to unity-greeter?

Thank you

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Metta Crawler (metta-crawler) said : #1

I installed 15.10 desktop in VM without patching at all and:

$ find /etc/lightdm/ -ls
131343 4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 21 12:03 /etc/lightdm/
132967 4 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 452 Oct 13 19:23 /etc/lightdm/users.conf

Nothing more.

On the afflicted system:

$ find /etc/lightdm -ls
3223352531 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 87 Feb 7 12:20 /etc/lightdm
462843577 0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 27 Jan 24 09:19 /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.d
462843578 4 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 340 Jun 26 2015 /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.d/01_ubuntu.conf
3482936045 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Jan 24 09:22 /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf
3223352532 4 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 452 Jan 27 10:09 /etc/lightdm/users.conf

What causes /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.d/01_ubuntu.conf to be added?

Metta Crawler (metta-crawler) said : #2

dpkg.log on afflicted system shows lightdm-gtk-greeter was installed along with desktop-base.

I must confess that I put on the server version to get RAID correct and then added ubuntu-desktop package to convert to desktop but what choice did I have when the installer for desktop cannot install md RAID?

sudo grep 2016-01-24 /var/log/dpkg.log.1
2016-01-24 09:19:15 startup archives unpack
2016-01-24 09:19:26 install desktop-base:all <none> 8.0.2ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:26 status half-installed desktop-base:all 8.0.2ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:26 status triggers-pending libglib2.0-0:i386 2.46.1-1
2016-01-24 09:19:26 status half-installed desktop-base:all 8.0.2ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:26 status triggers-pending libglib2.0-0:amd64 2.46.1-1
2016-01-24 09:19:26 status half-installed desktop-base:all 8.0.2ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:26 status triggers-pending hicolor-icon-theme:all 0.15-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:26 status half-installed desktop-base:all 8.0.2ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:29 status unpacked desktop-base:all 8.0.2ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:29 status unpacked desktop-base:all 8.0.2ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:29 install gnome-themes-standard-data:all <none> 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:29 status half-installed gnome-themes-standard-data:all 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:31 status unpacked gnome-themes-standard-data:all 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:31 status unpacked gnome-themes-standard-data:all 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:31 install gnome-themes-standard:amd64 <none> 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:31 status half-installed gnome-themes-standard:amd64 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:32 status unpacked gnome-themes-standard:amd64 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:32 status unpacked gnome-themes-standard:amd64 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:32 install gtk2-engines-pixbuf:amd64 <none> 2.24.28-1ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:32 status half-installed gtk2-engines-pixbuf:amd64 2.24.28-1ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:32 status unpacked gtk2-engines-pixbuf:amd64 2.24.28-1ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:32 status unpacked gtk2-engines-pixbuf:amd64 2.24.28-1ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:32 install lightdm-gtk-greeter:amd64 <none> 2.0.1-2ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:32 status half-installed lightdm-gtk-greeter:amd64 2.0.1-2ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:34 status half-installed lightdm-gtk-greeter:amd64 2.0.1-2ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:35 status unpacked lightdm-gtk-greeter:amd64 2.0.1-2ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:35 status unpacked lightdm-gtk-greeter:amd64 2.0.1-2ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:35 install lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings:all <none> 1.2.0-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:35 status half-installed lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings:all 1.2.0-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:35 status triggers-pending gnome-menus:amd64 3.13.3-6ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:35 status triggers-pending desktop-file-utils:amd64 0.22-1ubuntu3
2016-01-24 09:19:35 status half-installed lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings:all 1.2.0-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:36 status triggers-pending bamfdaemon:amd64 0.5.2~bzr0+15.10.20150627.1-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:36 status half-installed lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings:all 1.2.0-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:36 status triggers-pending mime-support:all 3.58ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:36 status half-installed lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings:all 1.2.0-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:36 status unpacked lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings:all 1.2.0-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:36 status unpacked lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings:all 1.2.0-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:36 trigproc libglib2.0-0:i386 2.46.1-1 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:36 status half-configured libglib2.0-0:i386 2.46.1-1
2016-01-24 09:19:37 status installed libglib2.0-0:i386 2.46.1-1
2016-01-24 09:19:37 trigproc libglib2.0-0:amd64 2.46.1-1 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:37 status half-configured libglib2.0-0:amd64 2.46.1-1
2016-01-24 09:19:38 status installed libglib2.0-0:amd64 2.46.1-1
2016-01-24 09:19:38 trigproc hicolor-icon-theme:all 0.15-0ubuntu1 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:38 status half-configured hicolor-icon-theme:all 0.15-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:39 status installed hicolor-icon-theme:all 0.15-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:40 trigproc gnome-menus:amd64 3.13.3-6ubuntu1 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:40 status half-configured gnome-menus:amd64 3.13.3-6ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:40 status installed gnome-menus:amd64 3.13.3-6ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:40 trigproc desktop-file-utils:amd64 0.22-1ubuntu3 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:40 status half-configured desktop-file-utils:amd64 0.22-1ubuntu3
2016-01-24 09:19:40 status installed desktop-file-utils:amd64 0.22-1ubuntu3
2016-01-24 09:19:40 trigproc bamfdaemon:amd64 0.5.2~bzr0+15.10.20150627.1-0ubuntu1 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:40 status half-configured bamfdaemon:amd64 0.5.2~bzr0+15.10.20150627.1-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:40 status installed bamfdaemon:amd64 0.5.2~bzr0+15.10.20150627.1-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:40 trigproc mime-support:all 3.58ubuntu1 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:40 status half-configured mime-support:all 3.58ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:41 status installed mime-support:all 3.58ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:41 startup packages configure
2016-01-24 09:19:41 configure desktop-base:all 8.0.2ubuntu1 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:41 status unpacked desktop-base:all 8.0.2ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:41 status unpacked desktop-base:all 8.0.2ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:41 status half-configured desktop-base:all 8.0.2ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:54 status installed desktop-base:all 8.0.2ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:54 status triggers-pending initramfs-tools:all 0.120ubuntu6
2016-01-24 09:19:54 configure gnome-themes-standard-data:all 3.16.2-1ubuntu2 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:54 status unpacked gnome-themes-standard-data:all 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:54 status half-configured gnome-themes-standard-data:all 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status installed gnome-themes-standard-data:all 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:55 configure gnome-themes-standard:amd64 3.16.2-1ubuntu2 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status unpacked gnome-themes-standard:amd64 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status half-configured gnome-themes-standard:amd64 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status installed gnome-themes-standard:amd64 3.16.2-1ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:55 configure gtk2-engines-pixbuf:amd64 2.24.28-1ubuntu1 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status unpacked gtk2-engines-pixbuf:amd64 2.24.28-1ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status half-configured gtk2-engines-pixbuf:amd64 2.24.28-1ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status installed gtk2-engines-pixbuf:amd64 2.24.28-1ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:55 configure lightdm-gtk-greeter:amd64 2.0.1-2ubuntu2 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status unpacked lightdm-gtk-greeter:amd64 2.0.1-2ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status unpacked lightdm-gtk-greeter:amd64 2.0.1-2ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status unpacked lightdm-gtk-greeter:amd64 2.0.1-2ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status half-configured lightdm-gtk-greeter:amd64 2.0.1-2ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status installed lightdm-gtk-greeter:amd64 2.0.1-2ubuntu2
2016-01-24 09:19:55 configure lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings:all 1.2.0-0ubuntu1 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status unpacked lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings:all 1.2.0-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:55 status half-configured lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings:all 1.2.0-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:56 status installed lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings:all 1.2.0-0ubuntu1
2016-01-24 09:19:56 trigproc initramfs-tools:all 0.120ubuntu6 <none>
2016-01-24 09:19:56 status half-configured initramfs-tools:all 0.120ubuntu6
2016-01-24 09:20:17 status installed initramfs-tools:all 0.120ubuntu6
2016-01-24 09:20:18 startup packages configure

Metta Crawler (metta-crawler) said : #3

$ sudo apt-get purge lightdm-gtk-greeter
[sudo] password for ksta:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  lightdm-gtk-greeter* lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 1,363 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] guess

$ find /etc/lightdm/
/etc/lightdm/
/etc/lightdm/users.conf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFPAeIID66E

Metta Crawler (metta-crawler) said : #4

She's pretty again. Thanks for the nifty web whiteboard to scribble on! :)