Can't stop MATE desktop service

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Quipex
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Can't stop MATE desktop service

Post by Quipex » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:40 am

Good day everyone,

I need to install specific screen resolution 1600x900, to do that I follow this tutorial https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/877
However there's a problem: when I try to execute sudo service mdm stop it says 'Failed to stop mdm.service: Unit mdm.service not loaded'.

How to deal with that? Maybe MATE desktop service is now called some other way?
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OS: Mint 18.3 Sylvia.

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Re: Can't stop MATE desktop service

Post by Flemur » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:58 pm

"mdm" has probably changed to "lightdm".

In any case you can do

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ps aux | grep dm 
and see which is running.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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Re: Can't stop MATE desktop service

Post by Quipex » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:46 pm

Flemur wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:58 pm
"mdm" has probably changed to "lightdm".

In any case you can do

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ps aux | grep dm 
and see which is running.
Thank you. You are right it's lightdm

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