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

From: William Morder via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 15:05:01 -0700

On Sunday 27 September 2020 09:20:31 Uwe Brauer via tde-users wrote:
> > On Tuesday 22 September 2020 03:28:32 pm Uwe Brauer via tde-users wrote:
> >
> > Hey Uwe,
> >
> > If I read the whole thread right you just need google-chrome to work
> > because of uni?
> That is a strong reason, the other would be a working audio/video system
> for conferences (and Ubuntu 16,04+trinity gave me some headaches already
> on this machine, which I could fortunately solve, well more or less)
> > As a thought, try the Devuan and MX Linux Live USBs and see if either
> > will install/run google-chrome first.  Both Devuan and MX will install
> > TDE.
> Thanks, that would be a method of last resort. That laptop is anyhow
> thought as a backup solution if other things fails. The laptop is
> from 2009.
> Right now I can live with lightdm (also it looks odd to me).
> Thanks
> Uwe

Did you try "sudo dpkg --purge --force-all desktop-base"? In the past, at 
least on my own system, I have found this to solve a problem that sounds 
similar to yours. 

The default package desktop-base seems to conflict with desktop-base-trinity, 
although it usually doesn't come up as an error. Other contenders 
(desktop-base-* for other DEs) might also conflict. 

Before purging desktop-base (the default), then make sure that 
desktop-base-trinity is installed. Then run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure 
tdm-trinity" and "sudo dpkg-reconfigure desktop-base-trinity". 

If I am forced to use another DE as a workaround sometimes, or for purposes of 
troubleshooting, then I myself would prefer MATE or xfce, as they are the 
least intrusive, and don't conflict much with TDE. 

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