Restore xfce login manager on Ubuntu 11.10

Asked by Maarten Jacobs on 2011-10-27

Hello,

I have a minor problem that I'd like to get some help with.

I upgraded one of my laptops to Ubuntu 11.10 a while back, and realized I didn't particularly like the new interface. I therefore decided to install the xubuntu (xfce) desktop environment to "check it out". I very much liked the xfce environment and decided to also start using it on my desktop.

I installed xfce on my desktop (which then was still on Ubuntu 11.04) - everything worked fine, and I got used to the xfce login manager.

I then proceeded to step my desktop up to Ubuntu 11.10 - xfce works fine, however there is a minor nit in that I cannot seem to get the xfce login manager to work (as it did on 11.04). After browsing around on the web and trying a few things I have to give up and ask for help.

Therefore - how do I ensure that the xfce login manager is used rather than the "standard" Ubuntu login manager? As I said, on Ubuntu 11.04 this worked seamlessly, it's only after upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 that the standard Ubuntu login manager "takes precedence".

Thanks,

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Maarten Jacobs
Solved:
2011-10-28
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2011-10-28
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Maarten Jacobs (maarten256) said : #1

Answered my own question. A few more hours of digging around...

It would appear that in my case lightdm (shipped with Ubuntu 11.10) did not get configured for XUbuntu automatically...

I had to manually change /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf to state:

[SeatDefaults]
greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter
user-session=xubuntu

Instead of:

[SeatDefaults]
greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter
user-session=xubuntu

This more or less solved the problem - although there's still a few more "rough edges" to the way the system logs in :)

Instead of:

[SeatDefaults]
greeter-session=unity-greeter
user-session=xubuntu

Maarten Jacobs (maarten256) said : #3

Of course! My bad, never noticed it when I originally posted :$