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Re: [trinity-users] Error selecting tdm-trinity

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:40:24 -0500
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> On Thursday 03 of September 2015 18:47:04 Leonard T Harris wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure I had this problem before with an older version of
>> Ubuntu
>> and TDE, but I don't recall how it was fixed.
>>
>> Starting with a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, I installed TDE according
>> to
>> the instructions at
>> https://wiki.trinitydesktop.org/UbuntuInstall#For_Vivid_.28Ubuntu_15.04.29
>>
>> During the install of TDE, it asks me to choose between lightdm and
>> tdm-trinity.  I chose tdm-trinity.
>>
>> It gives an error:
>> WARNING: /lib/systemd/system/tdm.service is the selected default display
>> manger but does not exist
>> initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket
>> /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused
>> insserv: warning: script 'tdm-trinity' missing LSB tags and overrides
>> insserv: Default-Start undefined, assuming empty start runlevel(s) for
>> script 'tdm-trinity'
>> insserv: Default-Stop undefined, assuming empty stop runlevel(s) for
>> script
>> 'tdm-trinity'
>>
>> Rebooting brings me to a command prompt instead of the GUI.
>>
>> If I log in and do startx it brings up some kind of GUI with no icons or
>> panel.  The only way to get out of it seems to be to power off the
>> machine.
>>
>> Also tried dpkg-reconfigure lightdm which failed with the same error
>> when I
>> chose tdm-trinity.  If I select lightdm things seem to work once I
>> figured
>> out how to tell lightdm to start TDE instead of ubuntu.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>
> There is a bit of a problem, that package is called tdm-trinity, service
> for
> systemd is called tdm-trinity.service, but binary is called only tdm. It
> seems that this issue will need to find an appropriate solution.
>
> Postinst script in tdm-trinity package is prepared for this, but the
> script
> from lightdm expected service name identical to the name of binary -
> therefore trying tdm.service.
>
> Try to uninstall package lightdm a verify whether is in the
> file /etc/X11/default-display-manager contained /opt/trinity/bin/tdm and
> whether /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service is a symlink
> to /lib/systemd/system/tdm-trinity.service
>
> --
> Slávek

We should probably standardize on "tdm" if required; "tdm-trinity" is
redundant.

Tim
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