Debian Multimedia :: Lightdm Loads Twice After Booting Up

Mar 6, 2016

I have an odd issue -- fairly fresh Debian Testing install, using Lightdm.

After booting up, Lightdm starts, and then a moment or two later restarts. As a result, any keystrokes captured by the first run (e.g. the first few characters of my username) are lost. My lightdm log is:

Code: Select all[+0.00s] DEBUG: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Starting Light Display Manager 1.16.7, UID=0 PID=827
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Loading configuration dirs from /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Loading configuration from /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/01_debian.conf
[+0.00s] DEBUG:   [SeatDefaults] is now called [Seat:*], please update this configuration

[Code] ....

This log shows me seeing the login screen, waiting for it to restart, and then logging in correctly on the first attempt.

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Debian Multimedia :: Lightdm Login Screen Does Not Bring Up Lightdm-gtk-greeter Dialog Box

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In Jessie the lightdm login screen does not bring up a lightdm-gtk-greeter dialog box but what seems to be some other one. I can increase the font size by modifying the /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf file, but the login dialog box will not grow to accommodate the larger font (old eyes). The lightdm-gtk-greeter dialog box in Wheezy was a rectangle with a glyph of a console centered in its upper portion, and all the files I have examined indicate that this should be the same in Jessie, but instead the login screen in Jessie displays a narrower rectangle with a head-and-shoulder stylization off to the left.

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Its as if restart and shutdown both act the same as the Logout button.

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Since the first day the mose keeps disappearing. For example when I click on something, the mouse disappears and only comes back when I move it. Sometimes it already disappears when hovering over a button (especially annoying when it happens while you try to resize a window).

That problem did not happen for example in LXDE, which I installed just to test that.

I did install MATE 1.8 on several laptops/PCs so far, never hat that problem. Maybe it's because of quite recent hardware?

Code: Select all00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 041e (rev 06)

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Oct 14, 2015

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Apr 23, 2016

I'm using MATE with Lightdm as display manager in Jessie and I've been using a very simple script run from /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/01_debian.conf to slow down the mouse cursor, something like

Code: Select all#!/bin/bash

xinput --set-prop 10 269 -1

xinput --set-prop 10 267  1.100000
the script was placed in my ~ and called from 01_debian.conf , and so far it used to work.

Lately this script wasn't executed properly, most likely because I had unplugged the mouse from its usb port and then plugged again in a different port, and as a result Lightdm wouldn't start at all.

After much trying, because this by coincidence happened after the update to 8.4, I realized that it wasn't a serious failure of the X server as I suspected (the update included a new version of the flgrx driver), but a simple matter of Lightdm failing because of this script: in fact, I could still manually start the session with startx as regular user, although this only gave me access to a LXDE session instead of MATE (I have also the LXDE environment because when I installed Jessie I did use the LXDE version and then added MATE).

What happened was that the mouse properties were scrambled up, so xinput --set-prop 10 269 -1 had now to be something like xinput --set-prop 10 268 -1 and so on - therefore the script failed and in turns Lightdm failed as well.

-is this supposed to happen when you unplug the mouse and then plug it back in a different usb port? It reminds me of some windows-like behavior, where usb peripherals had to be always in the same port to work properly.

-is Ligthdm supposed to fail because of this, or is it kind of a bug? It looks weird to me that instead of simply not executing the script, the whole display manager fails.

In testing, with an identical setup, as a matter of fact the script failed as well (it's on another partition on the same hardware) but Lightdm started as usual.

-when trying to modify the mouse properties in that script, I couldn't get them right again: what looked correct in the booted system, was once again off at the next reboot (i.e. property 269 was 270 again and so on), therefore I ditched the above setup and placed everything in the .xsessionrc file, and it worked again.

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[Code] .......

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Im not pretending I understand how grub works but I find it strange:
When I boot from Hard Drive, it boots into Windows without loading grub (I installed ubuntu to an empty partition along the windows on the same drive), however, when I force booting from the SD card, I get the grub window with all the options as expected - ubuntu, mem check, windows 7. Now Im not sure if its grub loading from this SD card (containing ubuntu) or the card somehow runs the grub that is on the hard drive.

My guess is that the partition containg windows (sda0) is flagged as boot and thus the system doesnt even look after grub when booting, however, when theres the SD card it somehow forces booting the ubuntu partition (sda6).

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I have 128GB SSD with various partitions for operating systems and a separate HDD for the /home folders for each OS. Wheezy is my primary system, the others, apart from the original XP are experimental.

/etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf is
Code: Select all#
# background = Background file to use, either an image path or a color (e.g. #772953)
# show-language-selector (true or false)
# theme-name = GTK+ theme to use


The problem is that each time I use the Ubuntu system and I change back to Debian, the greeter background contains snippets of whatever was displayed while I was in Ubuntu. What I don't understand is how this can happen, given that the operating systems are installed in separate partitions with separate /home partitions as well. After I have used Debian and restart, the greeter screen is clear, as it should be.URL....

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I'm running Debian 8.4 on a Lenovo W500 laptop and I recently upgraded from kernel version 3.2.0-4 to 3.16.0-4. Since then I encounter issues with lightdm (I suppose) which manifest themselves in two different scenarios:

1) scenario 1: lightdm fails to start.Instead of showing the graphical login screen, the system boots into terminal. Lightdm seems to be running, but I can't enter the X-Session (Alt+Ctrl+F7 doesn't work), nor can I restart the lightdm via

Code: Select all# service lightdm stop
# service lightdm start

dmesg shows the following (I've only pasted the end of dmesg):
Code: Select all[  240.100071] INFO: task kworker/0:2:39 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[  240.106512]       Not tainted 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1
[  240.112956] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
[  240.119494] kworker/0:2     D ffff880155155a48     0    39      2 0x00000000


and /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log shows errors of type
Code: Select allGtk-CRITICAL: gtk_container_foreach: assertion 'GTK_IS_CONTAINER (container)' failed

when I then try to shutdown via
Code: Select all# shutdown -h now

the OS gets stuck on a message of the form
Code: Select allirq 17: nobody cared

and eventually I have to force a shutdown by holding the poweroff button.scenario 2: lightdm starts, but can't be stopped/In this case I can login and use the system as usual, but when I try to shutdown either via # shutdown -h now, or via the GUI or the power button, the system gets stuck and I have to force a shutdown by holding the poweroff button.It seems that people had similar issues on other distros (see e.g.: URL... but there doesn't seem to be a good fix so far. I can for now solve the issue by downgrading the kernel to 3.2.0-4, but I was wondering if there is a permanent fix.

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also there is a file
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( where does stage1.5 file located ? i found certain files in /boot/grub/)





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-Check root= (did the sytem wait for the right device?)
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ALERT! /dev/sda3 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

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