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[trinity-users] Re: ubuntu 16.04 freshly installed does not start after sudo dpkg-reconfigure tdm-trinity

From: Stefan Krusche via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:55:19 +0200
Am Dienstag, 22. September 2020 schrieb Uwe Brauer via tde-users:
> Hi
> On a old machine (thinkpad X200s) I installed Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit) as
> in the machine (Thinkpad X1) I am using for writing this message.
> While I installed trinity on the X1
> via
> deb
> xenial deps-r14 main-r14 deb-src
> xenial
> deps-r14 main-r14
> For the old X200s machine I chose
> deb
>              xenial  main deb
>4.0.x    xenial  main deb-src
>      xenial  main deb-src
>4.0.x xenial  main
> Be it as it may, everything was fine on the X200s till I run
> sudo  dpkg-reconfigure tdm-trinity

Did you get any error message? Or error code (return code), i.e. can you
say wether that command failed or succeeded?

> Now when I try to reboot the machine never shows a login but is in
> the infinite loop.

Are you able to switch to console (Ctrl + Alt + F[1-6]) and log in?

> Any idea what I could do (other than reinstalling
> the whole beast)

I don't know how Ubuntu handles that stuff, but on Debian you find:

$ cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager

Check the contents of that file. I've had this file changed to another
installed display manager a couple of times during upgrade of

If you can't log in at all, you can try with a rescue or live system
from USB or such. Or start with option init=/bin/bash on linux command
line to have at least a shell.


Kind regards,
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