Failed to Start Session error

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Veganman
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Failed to Start Session error

Postby Veganman » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:26 am

Hello! I need some help with a login issue.

I did a mini.iso install on a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. First, I left the Task-sel options blank, then, when at a terminal login-prompt on restart, I installed Lubuntu-core. It worked fine. Realizing, I wanted something a little different, I started over, did the same process, but installed Lxde-core instead. This time, when I restarted, I got to the login and password and, when I typed my password, I received a Failed to Start Session error. Going back to terminal and typing Startx gets me to the desktop. I checked that LightDM was installed and it was.

I am wondering if anyone knows anything else to check or any ideas as to what the problem is causing the Failed to Start Session error.

Thanks in advance!

Veganman
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Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:15 am

Re: Failed to Start Session error

Postby Veganman » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:03 am

Just tried this again on an Dell Optiplex 3010. Still getting the error.

Does anyone know if I need to install another package either before or after the installation of LXDE-core? I have installed this before and didn't have any issues. I am not sure if I am forgetting a package or maybe 18.04 requires another step.

Grateful for any thoughts.

andrezz
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Joined: Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:20 pm

Re: Failed to Start Session error

Postby andrezz » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:33 pm

you need to install the lxdm display manager in order to boot correctly lxde (at least for first time), and setting it up by default.
# apt-get install task-lxde-desktop
# apt-get install lxdm

OR
manually configure a ~/.xinitrc file.


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