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Re: [trinity-users] TDE installed, LXDE not installed. LXDE launches. TDE will not launch. ?????

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:11:43 +0100
On Sunday 29 March 2015 19:23:54 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 29. März 2015 schrieb Lisi Reisz:
> > On Sunday 29 March 2015 14:46:51 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > > Hi Lisi!
> > >
> > > Assuming yout TDE-Installation is (almost) sane, please do from the
> > > commandline (not terminal in X11):
> > >
> > > # aptitude install tdm-trinity
> >
> > It installed and removed 0 packages!!
> >
> > > # dpkg-reconfigure tdm-trinity
> >
> > Complained about a systemd stop daemon.  Said, I think, that there was a
> > systemd dm running which I had to stop.  Complained, I think, about a
> > lack of a tdm systemd service.  Told me, I think, to do: (in order to run
> > stop-daemon?)
> >
> > start-stop-daemon --help
> >
> > The result was illegible to me, and therefore incomprehensible.
> >
> > I am really struggling here.  I have lost all my nice enlarged fonts!
> >
> > > # reboot
> >
> > Thanks, Nik.
> >
> > Can anyone meake any sense of what I did manage to see and remember?
> >
> > Lisi
> Hi Lisi!
> Oooops... systemd madness :-)
> Just to make sure I understand right:
> - after the reboot: is tdm-trinity running or is it any other display
> manager (lightdm, gdm ..)? - you log in using tde-trinity and end up with
> LXDE instead of TDE?

No.  I get an error message that xsession is unable to launch and it is 
launching the default.  I have to click on OK and I end up with LXDE, which I 
have uninstalled and which <aptitude show> says is not installed. :-/  If you 
don't believe me, I don't blame you.

> > > # aptitude install tdm-trinity
> To reinstall tdm-trinity you could try:
> # aptitude reinstall tdm-trinity

Have just tried that.  I managed to get some of the error message.  Please 
allow for the fact that I could barely see what I was copying, not helped by 
the sides of the television cutting off the edges of the display.  And that I 
am a lousy typist.  There are likely to be errors.  That is why I prefer copy 
and paste. ;-)

The left-hand edge is missing in what follows:
up tdm-trinity 94:14.0.1~pre21-0debian8.0.0.2~a)...
top-daemon:pid value must be a number greater than 0
start-stop-daemon --help for more information

I then tried 
# dpkg-reconfigure tdm-trinity

I got the following error message, left hand edge missing again:

is not a systemd unit. we disable the systemd enabled display manager
top-daemon:pid value must be a number greater than 0
start-stop-daemon --help for more information

The whole thing is crackers.  Since I could reinstall in a couple of hours, 
from scratch to the point of having configured everything including 
downloading large mice, is it silly to waste any more of your - or my - time?  

a)  This time, I shall uninstall LXDE as soon as I have TDE up and running.  
Ditto I shall uninstall lightdm as soon as I have tdm.  I have to have a 
configurable terminal emulator to install TDE, or I would install without a 
DE and put just TDE on in the first place.

b)  I shall update more often so that I do not have 313 upgrades to cause 
problems!  Though I don't think that it was the number of upgrades that was 
the problem initially.  I forgot to reconfigure the dm before I rebooted.

Thank you very much for all your help Nik.