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 Post subject: (Solved) GUI Login screen gone
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:29 pm 
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I'm using Peppermint 3 and normally use the Peppermint desktop option when logging in. For the giggles I decided to choose Openbox once. Big mistake. Now I no longer get the gui login screen when starting up the system and I'm stuck with openbox.

How do I get my login menu back?


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 Post subject: Re: GUI Login screen gone
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Log out of Openbox, that should take you back to the login screen. Once there, pick Peppermint as the desktop and log back in. That should fix you up, I think. If not, somebody smarter than me is going to have to help you. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: GUI Login screen gone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:31 am 
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I guess logging out is my problem then. When I right-click on the desktop and choose "Logout" it gives me an error something to do with not being able to find (or execute) child process "lubuntu-logout". Ok so I open up a terminal and put in "lubuntu-logout" (without quotes of course) and it tells me not found.

So it does tell me a lubuntu package to install, can't remember what it's called, but I sudo apt-get install for that package and it gives me an error that some file cannot be opened or changed because it's in use by peppermint. Sorry I'm not in front of the system right now and so I can't remember the exact details.

If there is an alternate logout command via command line please let me know. Like I said, when I reboot it automatically goes right to openbox rather than giving me the login screen. I really don't want it to automatically go to any WM for this very reason, if I don't like it I don't want to be stuck.

Thanks for taking a look at this for me. I've used many different distros over the years and I like Peppermint for it's automagically working with video card and various media, something that has been a source of pain and suffering with other distros I've tried.


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 Post subject: Re: GUI Login screen gone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:43 am 
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Open the run command (default Alt+F2) and type:

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lxsession-logout


You can also enter that in a terminal. See if that works. It should, but you never know.


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 Post subject: Re: GUI Login screen gone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:51 am 
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Or, you could use the keyboard shortcut Alt+PrtScrn+K

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 Post subject: Re: GUI Login screen gone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:09 pm 
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IF the Peppermint keybinds work correctly in Openbox. ;) I tried Openbox a couple years or so ago in Peppermint One and, if memory serves, they didn't work like they should. Unless that's a system-level keybind, then it might work.


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 Post subject: Re: GUI Login screen gone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:52 pm 
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Ok thanks. When I get home this evening I will give those ideas a try.

I seem to recall finding the lxsession-logout command, but I'll try again to be sure.

It's just rather silly that I get login screen everytime I boot up the system until I choose openbox and then no more.

Appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: GUI Login screen gone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:58 pm 
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IIRC, to logout of openbox from the command line should be:
Code:
openbox --exit

(though Alt+SysRq+K should also work .. SysRq is *usually* the same key as PrtSc)

Have you been messing with lightdm-gtk-greeter ?

What's the contents of your:
Code:
gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

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 Post subject: Re: GUI Login screen gone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:45 pm 
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PCNetSpec wrote:
IIRC, to logout of openbox from the command line should be:
Code:
openbox --exit

(though Alt+SysRq+K should also work .. SysRq is *usually* the same key as PrtSc)

Have you been messing with lightdm-gtk-greeter ?

What's the contents of your:
Code:
gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

?


Ok the openbox --exit is a new one for me. I'll be sure to try that one as well.


I haven't changed anything other than to log in with OpenBox. That is what was crazy to me. The only thing I did was literally to choose OpenBox on login.

Again, I'll look at this when I get home this evening and post back here whether it works or not.


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 Post subject: Re: GUI Login screen gone
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:28 pm 
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PCNetSpec wrote:
IIRC, to logout of openbox from the command line should be:
Code:
openbox --exit



This did it. Thank you.

Thank you PcNetSpec, Mac and SciFiDude79


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