I wonder if someone could offer some insight into what is going on:
I had lmde 10 64 bit loaded on this hp amd64 laptop, and had problems with udev; so I reinstalled ldme 10 32 bit...same problems.
I have been trying to install the nvidia driver via synaptic, and while it all installs okay, then the problems started. I ran nvidia-xconfig and it created xorg.conf as per usual. I then restarted X and ran nvidia-setting, but when I went to configure, it posted the error that it could not detect display 0:0. This sort of error shows up over all sorts of distros, so ldme is not along. (I also rebooted, tried from root, tried from user, booted into runlevel 1, and tried from there, all with no joy.
So back to google again, and some posts indicated that the service udev needed to be active. So I started udev, and when I rebooted, I had no keyboard input, and neither the touchpad nor the usb mouse worked. I unplugged and replugged the usb mouse, and got the mouse back. This same problem with udev happened with the 64 bit ldme. I booted back to runlevel 1, stopped the udev service, exited, and got back to the desktop. I had to open the services gui and untick udev, and when I rebooted all was normal again. However, the nvidia-settings configuration tool will still not work correctly.
What the heck is going on...this used to work just fine on this laptop in ldme last fall?