MDM: Xserver not found, how do I reinstall/repair for Mint 17.3?

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marauderx
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MDM: Xserver not found, how do I reinstall/repair for Mint 17.3?

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So the night before, my dad is chasing rainbows, and as I literally walk in the door at 6:58, he is trying his computer illiterate heart out to get on a zoom.us webinar. It installed some crap viewer on my mom's dual boot machine, and now i get the message below.

MDM: Xserver not found: /usr/bin/x :0 -audit 0 -auth /var/lib/mdm/:0.xau
Error: Command could not be executed!
Please install the x server or correct mdm configuration and restart MDM

We are running the 17.3 LTS. I do not know what package to sudo and install.

Any words of wisdom? Besides never doing that foolshness again?
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Re: MDM: Xserver not found, how do I reinstall/repair for Mint 17.3?

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Hello if you have Cinnamon desktop, this may help.

viewtopic.php?t=217976
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Re: MDM: Xserver not found, how do I reinstall/repair for Mint 17.3?

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I do have Cinnamon, and I tried those solutions, but I have not made any progress from whence I started. Can I edit MDM?
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Re: MDM: Xserver not found, how do I reinstall/repair for Mint 17.3?

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We reinstalled mdm and reinstalled xserver-xorg, and that fixed it.
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Re: MDM: Xserver not found, how do I reinstall/repair for Mint 17.3?

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marauderx wrote:We reinstalled mdm and reinstalled xserver-xorg, and that fixed it.
Please specicy how did you do it for the record
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
Regards,
Deepak

I am using Mint 20 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 / 8GB
Mint 20 Cinnamon AMD Ryzen3500U
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