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X fails to start after update

Postby ioctlvoid on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:05 pm

After some update and reboot, X fails to start.

I don't get any errors or warnings from the console, after the last service has started, nothing happens. I can then switch to any terminal I'd like, log in and start X with startx. This works perfectly fine. Prior to this there doesn't seem to be any attempt to start X (I removed the logs in /var/log/X* and rebooted, no logs were then generated after I logged in).

I'm now running 3.5.0-17-generic on Linux Mint 14 Nadia (XFCE). I'm using the proprietary Nvidia drivers (although bear in mind X starts perfectly fine with startx).

How can I make X start automatically again? What has happened to case this behavior?
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Re: X fails to start after update

Postby karlchen on Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:41 pm

Hello, ioctlvoid.

Is this thread of yours, "Make mdm start automatically" about the same problem? If so then you seem to have identified the root cause: mdm is no longer launched automatically after booting. And xenopeek's advice should hopefully solve the problem.

Kind regards,
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