[upstream bug] lightdm service start/stop broken in UP5

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[upstream bug] lightdm service start/stop broken in UP5

Postby Monsta on Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:51 am

Just informing lightdm users so they won't be as scared as I was today :mrgreen:

With the update of sysvinit you can't manually start/stop lightdm by typing
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service lightdm start
or
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service lightdm stop

- you'll have to type
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/etc/init.d/lightdm start
or
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/etc/init.d/lightdm stop

The same goes for all the other possible service arguments (e.g. status).

This is an upstream bug (see 636054, 649454, 675533) - trying to use upstart commands when init isn't upstart. It has been fixed in the next sysvinit release (2.88dsf-23), but this package hasn't been updated in Testing until 2.88dsf-31 (see the news section here). Waiting for UP6. :)

Now what does that mean for sgfxi users?
1. If your DM is lightdm, sgfxi isn't able to stop it automatically anymore. Stop it manually (/etc/init.d/lightdm stop) before running sgfxi.
2. Of course sgfxi isn't able to start it (after the driver is installed) as well. Same here - just start it manually.
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