[Resolved] MDM (GNOME Display Manager) is not running.

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[Resolved] MDM (GNOME Display Manager) is not running.

Postby Trapper » Thu May 17, 2012 11:22 am

This question pertains to the new LM13 Mate RC. Forgive me if it's the wrong place to ask. There are so many boards in the LM forum that it gets confusing.

I just installed LinuxMint 13 MATE RC. I was immediately hit with this error when I attempted to edit my login window. How do I cure this and get back to MDM?

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MDM (GNOME Display Manager) is not running.

You might be using a different display manager, such as KDM (KDE Display Manager), CDE login (dtlogin), or xdm. If you wish to use this feature, then your system will need to be configured to use MDM instead.
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Re: MDM (GNOME Display Manager) is not running.

Postby werkman2 » Sun May 20, 2012 1:10 pm

i have the same problem, not found a solution jet. purged mdm and then reinstall only helped a day or 2 then problem reocurs

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Re: MDM (GNOME Display Manager) is not running.

Postby remoulder » Sun May 20, 2012 3:27 pm

Please reports problems with the RC on the blog as requested there.
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: MDM (GNOME Display Manager) is not running.

Postby trialpha » Tue May 29, 2012 8:26 pm

I'm experiencing this same issue, with the final release Linux Mint 13 "Maya" MATE.

I just installed Maya over the weekend. When I try to use 'Menu/Logout/Switch User' or 'Menu/Administration/Login Window' I receive a dialog that says "MDM (GNOME Display Manager) is not running." The dialog goes on to say that I might be using some other display manager, shouldn't be the case.

It is oddly intermittent, and I have tried installing LightDM, then tried uninstalling then reinstalling MDM and, as werkman2 reported, it seems to help for a while but the problem recurrs soon after.

My system is rather old - built in late 2000: MSI K7T266Pro2-RU (MS6380), AMD Athlon XP 1500+ (1350Mhz), 1GB RAM, 2X 40GB HDD, NVidia GeForce 2 MX400. Clean install Mint 13 MATE, linux-3.2.0-23-generic-pae i686.

Please advise.
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Re: [Resolved] MDM (GNOME Display Manager) is not running.

Postby elleran » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:14 pm

I was also having this problem and noticed that

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contained /usr/sbin/gdm which didn't actually exist. I changed the file to make the default display manager /usr/sbin/gdm, restarted and no longer got the error message.

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