Ubuntu Studio: no GUI!

Hi all.

TL:DR [Ubuntu Studio 21.10 is booting to CLI only].

So I am on Ubuntu Studio [Ubuntu 21.10] for 1+ year, everything worked fine and stable, but yesterday, I think I messed something up. Was experimenting with the respositories, libraries etc. Basically, I was trying to get a program to remap the mouse keys and wanted to link some repositories, PPA (newbie, not an expert, not a programmer, so pardon my lack of knowledge).

Since yesterday, Ubuntu Studio does boot and all files/folders are intact (I checked using a live USB to see if my data is safe; it is), but it boots directly at the command prompt, like:

mylaptopname login:

and then I enter my login name

Password:

I imagine I’ve corrupted some display manager, SDDM or something. I tried running some commands I gathered from the net, but nothing seems to work. It appears that some display services are masked or something. Again, excuse me, I’m not an expert.

Please help!

Best,
Rohit

Hi,
is there a specific reason for that you use 21.10? It’s an already unsupported kind of “development” release. For regular user I recommend using an LTS version, such as 20.04, 22.04, or derivatives.
Unless there’s a real special need for exact that ##.10 version…
To your problem:
The symptom is clearly because DM fails to start.
The easiest and most failsafe option would be to install Ubuntu Studio 22.04, which is a long term supported (LTS) release.
I would back up my data, and clean install it instead of the older realease.
Backing up your data means copy your home folder to an external drive. I used to back up my /var/lib and /usr/share, /usr/local, but upon data restore, don’t copy these back blindly!

If you want to investigate, and repair your current installation:

If you boot your live USB, can you have a look at var/log/Xorg.0.log?
I mean in the log folder on your installed system, not the live system.
Can you paste it here?

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Hi @Rohit and @kovacslt
I think @kovacslt has you sorted.
Can I add one other option if you want to try a repair
You have a login prompt.
You could login as root, and delete and reinstall the display manager.
It may fix whatever has been corrupted

Cheers
Neville

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Yes, but be aware, that Ubuntu 21.10 repositories are now moved to “old releases”, so that reinstall likely will not be so simple. (Not impossible though, see here for a hint: Fix apt on old unsupported Ubuntu releases (Example)
)

I highly suspect in this case some config files were corrupted, which will not be removed by apt remove… An apt purge will be needed, otherwise the corrupted configfiles stay, and the reinstall will fix nothing.
Additional problem, that removing DM will remove the whole DE, as the DE depends on the DM.
So at the end I doubt it’s so easy to fix the problem by just delete/reinstall…

I vote for a clean install of an LTS.

I have never experienced that.
I have removed one DM in Void Linux, and installed a different DM and I did not lose the DE.

I vote for a clean install of an LTS

I second that. I wondered why no-one used Ubuntu21

I did mean apt-purge… should have been more specific.

@nevj and @kovacslt , thank you for the prompt replies.

No, I used Ubuntu Studio because it has somewhat better audio and video playback compared to other Linux distros (this too I discovered after @nevj suggested it, in a thread, months ago). I have no particular interest in any specific version, as long as my basic playback+some browsing etc. requirements are met.

Having said that, I wish to avoid a clean, new install as I’ve made too many customizations, settings etc. and I doubt that I’m so good that I’ll be able to retain it all in a new install. So I prefer to somehow recover the existing instance.

Newbie alert: I don’t know the commands/scripts to do that. Can you share please?

Here you go:

[ 81.958]
X.Org X Server 1.20.13
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[ 81.958] Build Operating System: linux Ubuntu
[ 81.958] Current Operating System: Linux trin-hp
5.16.0-051600-lowlatency #202201091830 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jan 10
00:55:30 UTC 2022 x86_64
[ 81.958] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/
vmlinuz-5.16.0-051600-lowlatency root=UUID=eeda964e-1a80-479ea1d0-da037461ee35 ro threadirqs quiet splash nomodeset
vt.handoff=1
[ 81.958] Build Date: 14 December 2021 02:07:57PM
[ 81.958] xorg-server 2:1.20.13-1ubuntu1.1 (For technical
support please see Enterprise open source support | Ubuntu)
[ 81.958] Current version of pixman: 0.40.0
[ 81.958] Before reporting problems, check http://
wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
[ 81.958] Markers: (–) probed, (**) from config file, (==)
default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??)
unknown.
[ 81.959] (==) Log file: “/var/log/Xorg.0.log”, Time: Thu
Sep 22 14:50:29 2022
[ 81.960] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/
xorg.conf.d"
[ 81.960] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/
X11/xorg.conf.d"
[ 81.962] (==) No Layout section. Using the first Screen
section.
[ 81.962] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[ 81.962] (**) |–>Screen “Default Screen Section” (0)
[ 81.962] (**) | |–>Monitor “”
[ 81.962] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default
Screen Section".
Using a default monitor configuration.
[ 81.962] (==) Automatically adding devices
[ 81.962] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[ 81.962] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[ 81.962] (==) Automatically binding GPU devices
[ 81.962] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask:
0x1fffff
[ 81.963] (WW) The directory “/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic”
does not exist.
[ 81.963] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 81.963] (WW) The directory “/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/”
does not exist.
[ 81.963] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 81.963] (WW) The directory “/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/”
1
does not exist.
[ 81.963] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 81.963] (WW) The directory “/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi”
does not exist.
[ 81.963] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 81.963] (WW) The directory “/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi”
does not exist.
[ 81.963] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 81.963] (==) FontPath set to:
/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
built-ins
[ 81.963] (**) ModulePath set to "/opt/amdgpu-pro/lib/xorg/
modules,/opt/amdgpu/lib/xorg/modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[ 81.963] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list
of input devices.
If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable
AutoAddDevices.
[ 81.963] (II) Loader magic: 0x558852c93020
[ 81.963] (II) Module ABI versions:
[ 81.963] X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[ 81.963] X.Org Video Driver: 24.1
[ 81.963] X.Org XInput driver : 24.1
[ 81.963] X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
[ 81.964] (++) using VT number 1
[ 81.966] (II) systemd-logind: took control of session /org/
freedesktop/login1/session/_31
[ 81.968] (–) PCI:(4@0:0:0) 1002:164c:103c:88f1 rev 194,*
Mem @ 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xe0000000/2097152,
0xfcd00000/524288, I/O @ 0x0000e000/256
[ 81.968] (II) LoadModule: “glx”
[ 81.970] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/
libglx.so
[ 81.976] (II) Module glx: vendor=“X.Org Foundation”
[ 81.976] compiled for 1.20.13, module version = 1.0.0
[ 81.976] ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 10.0
[ 81.976] (==) Matched ati as autoconfigured driver 0
[ 81.976] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver
1
[ 81.976] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 2
[ 81.976] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 3
[ 81.976] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[ 81.976] (II) LoadModule: “ati”
[ 81.976] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
ati_drv.so
[ 81.977] (II) Module ati: vendor=“X.Org Foundation”
[ 81.977] compiled for 1.20.13, module version = 19.1.0
[ 81.977] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 81.977] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 24.1
2
[ 82.042] (II) LoadModule: “radeon”
[ 82.042] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
radeon_drv.so
[ 82.045] (II) Module radeon: vendor=“X.Org Foundation”
[ 82.045] compiled for 1.20.13, module version = 19.1.0
[ 82.045] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 82.045] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 24.1
[ 82.045] (II) LoadModule: “modesetting”
[ 82.045] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
modesetting_drv.so
[ 82.045] (II) Module modesetting: vendor=“X.Org Foundation”
[ 82.045] compiled for 1.20.13, module version = 1.20.13
[ 82.045] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 82.045] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 24.1
[ 82.045] (II) LoadModule: “fbdev”
[ 82.045] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
fbdev_drv.so
[ 82.046] (II) Module fbdev: vendor=“X.Org Foundation”
[ 82.046] compiled for 1.20.13, module version = 0.5.0
[ 82.046] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 82.046] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 24.1
[ 82.046] (II) LoadModule: “vesa”
[ 82.046] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
vesa_drv.so
[ 82.046] (II) Module vesa: vendor=“X.Org Foundation”
[ 82.046] compiled for 1.20.13, module version = 2.5.0
[ 82.046] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 82.046] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 24.1
[ 82.046] (II) RADEON: Driver for ATI/AMD Radeon chipsets:
ATI Radeon Mobility X600 (M24), ATI FireMV 2400,
ATI Radeon Mobility X300 (M24), ATI FireGL M24 GL,
ATI Radeon X600 (RV380), ATI FireGL V3200 (RV380),
ATI Radeon IGP320 (A3), ATI Radeon IGP330/340/350 (A4),
ATI Radeon 9500, ATI Radeon 9600TX, ATI FireGL Z1, ATI
Radeon 9800SE,
ATI Radeon 9800, ATI FireGL X2, ATI Radeon 9600, ATI Radeon
9600SE,
ATI Radeon 9600XT, ATI FireGL T2, ATI Radeon 9650, ATI
FireGL RV360,
ATI Radeon 7000 IGP (A4+), ATI Radeon 8500 AIW,
ATI Radeon IGP320M (U1), ATI Radeon IGP330M/340M/350M (U2),
ATI Radeon Mobility 7000 IGP, ATI Radeon 9000/PRO, ATI
Radeon 9000,
ATI Radeon X800 (R420), ATI Radeon X800PRO (R420),
ATI Radeon X800SE (R420), ATI FireGL X3 (R420),
ATI Radeon Mobility 9800 (M18), ATI Radeon X800 SE (R420),
ATI Radeon X800XT (R420), ATI Radeon X800 VE (R420),
ATI Radeon X850 (R480), ATI Radeon X850 XT (R480),
ATI Radeon X850 SE (R480), ATI Radeon X850 PRO (R480),
ATI Radeon X850 XT PE (R480), ATI Radeon Mobility M7,
3
ATI Mobility FireGL 7800 M7, ATI Radeon Mobility M6,
ATI FireGL Mobility 9000 (M9), ATI Radeon Mobility 9000
(M9),
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, ATI Radeon 9700/9500Pro, ATI FireGL
X1,
ATI Radeon 9800PRO, ATI Radeon 9800XT,
ATI Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 (M10/M11),
ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 (M10), ATI Radeon Mobility 9600
(M11),
ATI FireGL Mobility T2 (M10), ATI FireGL Mobility T2e
(M11),
ATI Radeon, ATI FireGL 8700/8800, ATI Radeon 8500, ATI
Radeon 9100,
ATI Radeon 7500, ATI Radeon VE/7000, ATI ES1000,
ATI Radeon Mobility X300 (M22), ATI Radeon Mobility X600 SE
(M24C),
ATI FireGL M22 GL, ATI Radeon X800 (R423), ATI Radeon
X800PRO (R423),
ATI Radeon X800LE (R423), ATI Radeon X800SE (R423),
ATI Radeon X800 XTP (R430), ATI Radeon X800 XL (R430),
ATI Radeon X800 SE (R430), ATI Radeon X800 (R430),
ATI FireGL V7100 (R423), ATI FireGL V5100 (R423),
ATI FireGL unknown (R423), ATI Mobility FireGL V5000 (M26),
ATI Mobility Radeon X700 XL (M26), ATI Mobility Radeon X700
(M26),
ATI Radeon X550XTX, ATI Radeon 9100 IGP (A5),
ATI Radeon Mobility 9100 IGP (U3), ATI Radeon XPRESS 200,
ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M, ATI Radeon 9250, ATI Radeon 9200,
ATI Radeon 9200SE, ATI FireMV 2200, ATI Radeon X300
(RV370),
ATI Radeon X600 (RV370), ATI Radeon X550 (RV370),
ATI FireGL V3100 (RV370), ATI FireMV 2200 PCIE (RV370),
ATI Radeon Mobility 9200 (M9+), ATI Mobility Radeon X800 XT
(M28),
ATI Mobility FireGL V5100 (M28), ATI Mobility Radeon X800
(M28),
ATI Radeon X850, ATI unknown Radeon / FireGL (R480),
ATI Radeon X800XT (R423), ATI FireGL V5000 (RV410),
ATI Radeon X700 XT (RV410), ATI Radeon X700 PRO (RV410),
ATI Radeon X700 SE (RV410), ATI Radeon X700 (RV410),
ATI Radeon X1800, ATI Mobility Radeon X1800 XT,
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800, ATI Mobility FireGL V7200,
ATI FireGL V7200, ATI FireGL V5300, ATI Mobility FireGL
V7100,
ATI FireGL V7300, ATI FireGL V7350, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI
RV505,
ATI Radeon X1300/X1550, ATI Radeon X1550, ATI M54-GL,
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, ATI Radeon X1550 64-bit,
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1300, ATI FireGL
V3300,
4
ATI FireGL V3350, ATI Mobility Radeon X1450,
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300, ATI Mobility Radeon X1350,
ATI FireMV 2250, ATI Radeon X1650, ATI Mobility FireGL
V5200,
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1300 XT/X1600 Pro,
ATI FireGL V3400, ATI Mobility FireGL V5250,
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700, ATI Mobility Radeon X1700 XT,
ATI FireGL V5200, ATI Radeon X2300HD, ATI Mobility Radeon
HD 2300,
ATI Radeon X1950, ATI Radeon X1900, ATI AMD Stream
Processor,
ATI RV560, ATI Mobility Radeon X1900, ATI Radeon X1950 GT,
ATI RV570,
ATI FireGL V7400, ATI Radeon 9100 PRO IGP,
ATI Radeon Mobility 9200 IGP, ATI Radeon X1200, ATI RS740,
ATI RS740M, ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro,
ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT, ATI FireGL V8650, ATI FireGL V8600,
ATI FireGL V7600, ATI Radeon 4800 Series, ATI Radeon HD
4870 x2,
ATI Radeon HD 4850 x2, ATI FirePro V8750 (FireGL),
ATI FirePro V7760 (FireGL), ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4850,
ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4850 X2, ATI FirePro RV770,
AMD FireStream 9270, AMD FireStream 9250, ATI FirePro V8700
(FireGL),
ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4870, ATI Mobility RADEON M98,
ATI FirePro M7750, ATI M98, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650,
ATI Radeon RV730 (AGP), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670,
ATI FirePro M5750, ATI RV730XT [Radeon HD 4670], ATI RADEON
E4600,
ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, ATI RV730 PRO [Radeon HD 4650],
ATI FirePro V7750 (FireGL), ATI FirePro V5700 (FireGL),
ATI FirePro V3750 (FireGL), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830,
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850, ATI FirePro M7740, ATI RV740,
ATI Radeon HD 4770, ATI Radeon HD 4700 Series, ATI RV610,
ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro,
ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO AGP, ATI FireGL V4000, ATI Radeon HD
2350,
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Mobility Radeon HD
2400,
ATI RADEON E2400, ATI FireMV 2260, ATI RV670, ATI Radeon
HD3870,
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850, ATI Radeon HD3850,
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850 X2, ATI Mobility Radeon HD
3870,
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2, ATI Radeon HD3870 X2,
ATI FireGL V7700, ATI Radeon HD3690, AMD Firestream 9170,
ATI Radeon HD 4550, ATI Radeon RV710, ATI Radeon HD 4350,
ATI Mobility Radeon 4300 Series, ATI Mobility Radeon 4500
Series,
ATI FirePro RG220, ATI Mobility Radeon 4330, ATI RV630,
5
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
XT,
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT AGP, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro AGP,
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Gemini
RV630,
ATI Gemini Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI FireGL V5600,
ATI FireGL V3600, ATI Radeon HD 2600 LE,
ATI Mobility FireGL Graphics Processor, ATI Radeon HD 3470,
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
Series,
ATI Radeon HD 3450, ATI Radeon HD 3430, ATI FirePro V3700,
ATI FireMV 2450, ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series, ATI Radeon HD
3650 AGP,
ATI Radeon HD 3600 PRO, ATI Radeon HD 3600 XT,
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670,
ATI Mobility FireGL V5700, ATI Mobility FireGL V5725,
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics,
ATI Radeon HD 3300 Graphics, ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics,
SUMO, SUMO2,
ATI Radeon HD 4200, ATI Radeon 4100, ATI Mobility Radeon HD
4200,
ATI Mobility Radeon 4100, ATI Radeon HD 4290, ATI Radeon HD
4250,
AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics,
AMD Radeon HD 6300 Series Graphics,
AMD Radeon HD 6200 Series Graphics, PALM, CYPRESS,
ATI FirePro (FireGL) Graphics Adapter, AMD Firestream 9370,
AMD Firestream 9350, ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series,
ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800
Series,
ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, ATI Radeon HD 6700 Series,
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series, ATI Mobility Radeon HD
5570,
ATI Radeon HD 5670, ATI Radeon HD 5570, ATI Radeon HD 5500
Series,
REDWOOD, ATI Mobility Radeon Graphics, CEDAR, ATI FirePro
2270,
ATI Radeon HD 5450, CAYMAN, AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series,
AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series, Mobility Radeon HD 6000 Series,
BARTS,
AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series,
TURKS, CAICOS,
ARUBA, TAHITI, PITCAIRN, VERDE, OLAND, HAINAN, BONAIRE,
KABINI,
MULLINS, KAVERI, HAWAII

So, the log continues and I’m running out of the character limit here, so continuing the var log below.

Thx again.

log continues from the above post…

[				82.049]	(II)	modesetting:	Driver	for	Modesetting	Kernel
Drivers:	kms
[				82.049]	(II)	FBDEV:	driver	for	framebuffer:	fbdev
[				82.049]	(II)	VESA:	driver	for	VESA	chipsets:	vesa
[				82.049]	(EE)	open	/dev/dri/card0:	No	such	file	or
6
directory
[				82.049]	(WW)	Falling	back	to	old	probe	method	for
modesetting
[				82.049]	(EE)	open	/dev/dri/card0:	No	such	file	or
directory
[				82.049]	(II)	Loading	sub	module	"fbdevhw"
[				82.049]	(II)	LoadModule:	"fbdevhw"
[				82.049]	(II)	Loading	/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
[				82.049]	(II)	Module	fbdevhw:	vendor="X.Org	Foundation"
[				82.049]	 compiled	for	1.20.13,	module	version	=	0.0.2
[				82.049]	 ABI	class:	X.Org	Video	Driver,	version	24.1
[				82.049]	()	FBDEV(1):	claimed	PCI	slot	4@0:0:0
[				82.049]	(II)	FBDEV(1):	using	default	device
[				82.049]	(EE)	Screen	0	deleted	because	of	no	matching
config	section.
[				82.049]	(II)	UnloadModule:	"modesetting"
[				82.050]	(II)	FBDEV(0):	Creating	default	Display	subsection
in	Screen	section
"Default	Screen	Section"	for	depth/fbbpp	24/32
[				82.050]	(==)	FBDEV(0):	Depth	24,	(==)	framebuffer	bpp	32
[				82.050]	(==)	FBDEV(0):	RGB	weight	888
[				82.050]	(==)	FBDEV(0):	Default	visual	is	TrueColor
[				82.050]	(==)	FBDEV(0):	Using	gamma	correction	(1.0,	1.0,
1.0)
[				82.050]	(II)	FBDEV(0):	hardware:	EFI	VGA	(video	memory:
3072kB)
[				82.050]	(II)	FBDEV(0):	checking	modes	against	framebuffer
device...
[				82.050]	(II)	FBDEV(0):	checking	modes	against	monitor...
[				82.050]	(II)	FBDEV(0):	Virtual	size	is	1024x768	(pitch
1024)
[				82.050]	()	FBDEV(0):		Built-in	mode	"current":	78.7	MHz,
59.9	kHz,	75.7	Hz
[				82.050]	(II)	FBDEV(0):	Modeline	"current"x0.0			78.65
1024	1056	1184	1312		768	772	776	792	-hsync	-vsync	-csync	(59.9
kHz	b)
[				82.050]	(==)	FBDEV(0):	DPI	set	to	(96,	96)
[				82.050]	(II)	Loading	sub	module	"fb"
[				82.050]	(II)	LoadModule:	"fb"
[				82.050]	(II)	Loading	/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
[				82.050]	(II)	Module	fb:	vendor="X.Org	Foundation"
[				82.050]	 compiled	for	1.20.13,	module	version	=	1.0.0
[				82.050]	 ABI	class:	X.Org	ANSI	C	Emulation,	version	0.4
[				82.050]	()	FBDEV(0):	using	shadow	framebuffer
[				82.050]	(II)	Loading	sub	module	"shadow"
[				82.050]	(II)	LoadModule:	"shadow"
[				82.050]	(II)	Loading	/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libshadow.so
[				82.051]	(II)	Module	shadow:	vendor="X.Org	Foundation"
[				82.051]	 compiled	for	1.20.13,	module	version	=	1.1.0
[				82.051]	 ABI	class:	X.Org	ANSI	C	Emulation,	version	0.4
7
[				82.051]	(II)	UnloadModule:	"radeon"
[				82.051]	(II)	Unloading	radeon
[				82.051]	(II)	UnloadModule:	"vesa"
[				82.051]	(II)	Unloading	vesa
[				82.051]	(II)	FBDEV(0):	FBIOBLANK:	Invalid	argument	(Screen
blanking	not	supported	by	kernel	-	disabling)
[				82.052]	(==)	FBDEV(0):	Backing	store	enabled
[				82.052]	(==)	FBDEV(0):	DPMS	enabled
[				82.052]	(II)	Initializing	extension	Generic	Event
Extension
[				82.052]	(II)	Initializing	extension	SHAPE
[				82.052]	(II)	Initializing	extension	MIT-SHM
[				82.052]	(II)	Initializing	extension	XInputExtension
[				82.052]	(II)	Initializing	extension	XTEST
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	BIG-REQUESTS
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	SYNC
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	XKEYBOARD
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	XC-MISC
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	SECURITY
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	XFIXES
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	RENDER
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	RANDR
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	COMPOSITE
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	DAMAGE
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	DOUBLE-BUFFER
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	RECORD
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	DPMS
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	Present
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	DRI3
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	X-Resource
[				82.053]	(II)	Initializing	extension	XVideo
[				82.054]	(II)	Initializing	extension	XVideoMotionCompensation
[				82.054]	(II)	Initializing	extension	SELinux
[				82.054]	(II)	SELinux:	Disabled	on	system
[				82.054]	(II)	Initializing	extension	GLX
[				82.054]	(II)	AIGLX:	Screen	0	is	not	DRI2	capable
[				82.136]	(II)	IGLX:	Loaded	and	initialized	swrast
[				82.136]	(II)	GLX:	Initialized	DRISWRAST	GL	provider	for
screen	0
[				82.136]	(II)	Initializing	extension	XFree86-VidModeExtension
[				82.136]	(II)	Initializing	extension	XFree86-DGA
[				82.136]	(II)	Initializing	extension	XFree86-DRI
[				82.136]	(II)	Initializing	extension	DRI2
[				82.171]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	Video	Bus	(/
dev/input/event3)
[				82.171]	()	Video	Bus:	Applying	InputClass	"libinput
keyboard	catchall"
8
[				82.171]	()	Video	Bus:	Applying	InputClass	"systemkeyboard"
[				82.171]	(II)	LoadModule:	"libinput"
[				82.171]	(II)	Loading	/usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/
libinput_drv.so
[				82.174]	(II)	Module	libinput:	vendor="X.Org	Foundation"
[				82.174]	 compiled	for	1.20.13,	module	version	=	1.1.0
[				82.174]	 Module	class:	X.Org	XInput	Driver
[				82.174]	 ABI	class:	X.Org	XInput	driver,	version	24.1
[				82.174]	(II)	Using	input	driver	'libinput'	for	'Video	Bus'
[				82.175]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	fd	for	/dev/input/event3
13:67	fd	23	paused	0
[				82.175]	()	Video	Bus:	always	reports	core	events
[				82.175]	()	Option	"Device"	"/dev/input/event3"
[				82.176]	()	Option	"_source"	"server/udev"
[				82.181]	(II)	event3		-	Video	Bus:	is	tagged	by	udev	as:
Keyboard
[				82.181]	(II)	event3		-	Video	Bus:	device	is	a	keyboard
[				82.182]	(II)	event3		-	Video	Bus:	device	removed
[				82.182]	()	Option	"config_info"	"udev:/sys/devices/
LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/device:0e/LNXVIDEO:00/input/
input3/event3"
[				82.182]	(II)	XINPUT:	Adding	extended	input	device	"Video
Bus"	(type:	KEYBOARD,	id	6)
[				82.182]	()	Option	"xkb_model"	"pc105"
[				82.182]	()	Option	"xkb_layout"	"in"
[				82.182]	()	Option	"xkb_variant"	"eng"
[				82.200]	(II)	event3		-	Video	Bus:	is	tagged	by	udev	as:
Keyboard
[				82.200]	(II)	event3		-	Video	Bus:	device	is	a	keyboard
[				82.201]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	Power	Button
(/dev/input/event0)
[				82.201]	()	Power	Button:	Applying	InputClass	"libinput
keyboard	catchall"
[				82.201]	()	Power	Button:	Applying	InputClass	"systemkeyboard"
[				82.201]	(II)	Using	input	driver	'libinput'	for	'Power
Button'
[				82.202]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	fd	for	/dev/input/event0
13:64	fd	26	paused	0
[				82.203]	()	Power	Button:	always	reports	core	events
[				82.203]	()	Option	"Device"	"/dev/input/event0"
[				82.203]	()	Option	"_source"	"server/udev"
[				82.203]	(II)	event0		-	Power	Button:	is	tagged	by	udev	as:
Keyboard
[				82.203]	(II)	event0		-	Power	Button:	device	is	a	keyboard
[				82.203]	(II)	event0		-	Power	Button:	device	removed
[				82.203]	()	Option	"config_info"	"udev:/sys/devices/
LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input0/event0"
[				82.203]	(II)	XINPUT:	Adding	extended	input	device	"Power
9
Button"	(type:	KEYBOARD,	id	7)
[				82.203]	()	Option	"xkb_model"	"pc105"
[				82.203]	()	Option	"xkb_layout"	"in"
[				82.203]	()	Option	"xkb_variant"	"eng"
[				82.204]	(II)	event0		-	Power	Button:	is	tagged	by	udev	as:
Keyboard
[				82.204]	(II)	event0		-	Power	Button:	device	is	a	keyboard
[				82.204]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	Lid	Switch
(/dev/input/event1)
[				82.204]	(II)	No	input	driver	specified,	ignoring	this
device.
[				82.204]	(II)	This	device	may	have	been	added	with	another
device	file.
[				82.204]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	HD-Audio
Generic	HDMI/DP,pcm=3	(/dev/input/event8)
[				82.204]	(II)	No	input	driver	specified,	ignoring	this
device.
[				82.204]	(II)	This	device	may	have	been	added	with	another
device	file.
[				82.205]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	HD-Audio
Generic	HDMI/DP,pcm=7	(/dev/input/event9)
[				82.205]	(II)	No	input	driver	specified,	ignoring	this
device.
[				82.205]	(II)	This	device	may	have	been	added	with	another
device	file.
[				82.205]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	HP	Wide
Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi	(/dev/input/event10)
[				82.205]	()	HP	Wide	Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi:	Applying
InputClass	"libinput	keyboard	catchall"
[				82.205]	()	HP	Wide	Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi:	Applying
InputClass	"system-keyboard"
[				82.205]	(II)	Using	input	driver	'libinput'	for	'HP	Wide
Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi'
[				82.206]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	fd	for	/dev/input/event10
13:74	fd	27	paused	0
[				82.206]	()	HP	Wide	Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi:	always
reports	core	events
[				82.206]	()	Option	"Device"	"/dev/input/event10"
[				82.206]	()	Option	"_source"	"server/udev"
[				82.207]	(II)	event10	-	HP	Wide	Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi:	is
tagged	by	udev	as:	Keyboard
[				82.207]	(II)	event10	-	HP	Wide	Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi:
device	is	a	keyboard
[				82.207]	(II)	event10	-	HP	Wide	Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi:
device	removed
[				82.207]	()	Option	"config_info"	"udev:/sys/devices/
pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:04:00.3/usb1/1-3/1-3:1.0/input/
input14/event10"
[				82.207]	(II)	XINPUT:	Adding	extended	input	device	"HP	Wide
Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi"	(type:	KEYBOARD,	id	8)
10
[				82.207]	()	Option	"xkb_model"	"pc105"
[				82.207]	()	Option	"xkb_layout"	"in"
[				82.207]	()	Option	"xkb_variant"	"eng"
[				82.208]	(II)	event10	-	HP	Wide	Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi:	is
tagged	by	udev	as:	Keyboard
[				82.208]	(II)	event10	-	HP	Wide	Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi:
device	is	a	keyboard
[				82.208]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	HD-Audio
Generic	Mic	(/dev/input/event11)
[				82.208]	(II)	No	input	driver	specified,	ignoring	this
device.
[				82.208]	(II)	This	device	may	have	been	added	with	another
device	file.
[				82.208]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	HD-Audio
Generic	Headphone	(/dev/input/event12)
[				82.208]	(II)	No	input	driver	specified,	ignoring	this
device.
[				82.208]	(II)	This	device	may	have	been	added	with	another
device	file.
[				82.209]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	ELAN0754:00
04F3:315D	Touchpad	(/dev/input/event7)
[				82.209]	()	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad:	Applying
InputClass	"libinput	touchpad	catchall"
[				82.209]	(II)	Using	input	driver	'libinput'	for
'ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad'
[				82.210]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	fd	for	/dev/input/event7
13:71	fd	28	paused	0
[				82.210]	()	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad:	always
reports	core	events
[				82.210]	()	Option	"Device"	"/dev/input/event7"
[				82.210]	()	Option	"_source"	"server/udev"
[				82.210]	(II)	event7		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad:	is
tagged	by	udev	as:	Touchpad
[				82.211]	(II)	event7		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad:
device	is	a	touchpad
[				82.211]	(II)	event7		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad:
device	removed
[				82.211]	()	Option	"config_info"	"udev:/sys/devices/
platform/AMDI0010:03/i2c-1/i2c-ELAN0754:00/0018:04F3:315D.0001/
input/input11/event7"
[				82.211]	(II)	XINPUT:	Adding	extended	input	device
"ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad"	(type:	TOUCHPAD,	id	9)
[				82.212]	()	Option	"AccelerationScheme"	"none"
[				82.212]	()	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad:	(accel)
selected	scheme	none/0
[				82.212]	()	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad:	(accel)
acceleration	factor:	2.000
[				82.212]	()	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad:	(accel)
acceleration	threshold:	4
[				82.213]	(II)	event7		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad:	is
11
tagged	by	udev	as:	Touchpad
[				82.213]	(II)	event7		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad:
device	is	a	touchpad
[				82.214]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	ELAN0754:00
04F3:315D	Touchpad	(/dev/input/mouse1)
[				82.214]	(II)	No	input	driver	specified,	ignoring	this
device.
[				82.214]	(II)	This	device	may	have	been	added	with	another
device	file.
[				82.214]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	ELAN0754:00
04F3:315D	Mouse	(/dev/input/event5)
[				82.214]	()	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse:	Applying
InputClass	"libinput	pointer	catchall"
[				82.214]	(II)	Using	input	driver	'libinput'	for
'ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse'
[				82.215]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	fd	for	/dev/input/event5
13:69	fd	29	paused	0
[				82.215]	()	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse:	always	reports
core	events
[				82.215]	()	Option	"Device"	"/dev/input/event5"
[				82.215]	()	Option	"_source"	"server/udev"
[				82.216]	(II)	event5		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse:	is
tagged	by	udev	as:	Mouse	Pointingstick
[				82.216]	(II)	event5		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse:	device
is	a	pointer
[				82.216]	(II)	event5		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse:	device
removed
[				82.216]	()	Option	"config_info"	"udev:/sys/devices/
platform/AMDI0010:03/i2c-1/i2c-ELAN0754:00/0018:04F3:315D.0001/
input/input9/event5"
[				82.216]	(II)	XINPUT:	Adding	extended	input	device
"ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse"	(type:	MOUSE,	id	10)
[				82.216]	()	Option	"AccelerationScheme"	"none"
[				82.216]	()	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse:	(accel)	selected
scheme	none/0
[				82.216]	()	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse:	(accel)
acceleration	factor:	2.000
[				82.216]	()	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse:	(accel)
acceleration	threshold:	4
[				82.217]	(II)	event5		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse:	is
tagged	by	udev	as:	Mouse	Pointingstick
[				82.217]	(II)	event5		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse:	device
is	a	pointer
[				82.218]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	ELAN0754:00
04F3:315D	Mouse	(/dev/input/mouse0)
[				82.218]	(II)	No	input	driver	specified,	ignoring	this
device.
[				82.218]	(II)	This	device	may	have	been	added	with	another
device	file.
[				82.218]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	AT
12
Translated	Set	2	keyboard	(/dev/input/event2)
[				82.218]	()	AT	Translated	Set	2	keyboard:	Applying
InputClass	"libinput	keyboard	catchall"
[				82.218]	()	AT	Translated	Set	2	keyboard:	Applying
InputClass	"system-keyboard"
[				82.218]	(II)	Using	input	driver	'libinput'	for	'AT
Translated	Set	2	keyboard'
[				82.219]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	fd	for	/dev/input/event2
13:66	fd	30	paused	0
[				82.219]	()	AT	Translated	Set	2	keyboard:	always	reports
core	events
[				82.219]	()	Option	"Device"	"/dev/input/event2"
[				82.219]	()	Option	"_source"	"server/udev"
[				82.219]	(II)	event2		-	AT	Translated	Set	2	keyboard:	is
tagged	by	udev	as:	Keyboard
[				82.219]	(II)	event2		-	AT	Translated	Set	2	keyboard:
device	is	a	keyboard
[				82.220]	(II)	event2		-	AT	Translated	Set	2	keyboard:
device	removed
[				82.220]	()	Option	"config_info"	"udev:/sys/devices/
platform/i8042/serio0/input/input2/event2"
[				82.220]	(II)	XINPUT:	Adding	extended	input	device	"AT
Translated	Set	2	keyboard"	(type:	KEYBOARD,	id	11)
[				82.220]	()	Option	"xkb_model"	"pc105"
[				82.220]	()	Option	"xkb_layout"	"in"
[				82.220]	()	Option	"xkb_variant"	"eng"
[				82.221]	(II)	event2		-	AT	Translated	Set	2	keyboard:	is
tagged	by	udev	as:	Keyboard
[				82.221]	(II)	event2		-	AT	Translated	Set	2	keyboard:
device	is	a	keyboard
[				82.222]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	Wireless
hotkeys	(/dev/input/event6)
[				82.223]	()	Wireless	hotkeys:	Applying	InputClass
"libinput	keyboard	catchall"
[				82.223]	()	Wireless	hotkeys:	Applying	InputClass
"system-keyboard"
[				82.223]	(II)	Using	input	driver	'libinput'	for	'Wireless
hotkeys'
[				82.223]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	fd	for	/dev/input/event6
13:70	fd	31	paused	0
[				82.223]	()	Wireless	hotkeys:	always	reports	core	events
[				82.223]	()	Option	"Device"	"/dev/input/event6"
[				82.223]	()	Option	"_source"	"server/udev"
[				82.224]	(II)	event6		-	Wireless	hotkeys:	is	tagged	by	udev
as:	Keyboard
[				82.224]	(II)	event6		-	Wireless	hotkeys:	device	is	a
keyboard
[				82.224]	(II)	event6		-	Wireless	hotkeys:	device	removed
[				82.224]	()	Option	"config_info"	"udev:/sys/devices/
virtual/input/input7/event6"
13
[				82.224]	(II)	XINPUT:	Adding	extended	input	device
"Wireless	hotkeys"	(type:	KEYBOARD,	id	12)
[				82.224]	()	Option	"xkb_model"	"pc105"
[				82.224]	()	Option	"xkb_layout"	"in"
[				82.224]	()	Option	"xkb_variant"	"eng"
[				82.224]	(II)	event6		-	Wireless	hotkeys:	is	tagged	by	udev
as:	Keyboard
[				82.224]	(II)	event6		-	Wireless	hotkeys:	device	is	a
keyboard
[				82.225]	(II)	config/udev:	Adding	input	device	HP	WMI
hotkeys	(/dev/input/event4)
[				82.225]	()	HP	WMI	hotkeys:	Applying	InputClass	"libinput
keyboard	catchall"
[				82.225]	()	HP	WMI	hotkeys:	Applying	InputClass	"systemkeyboard"
[				82.225]	(II)	Using	input	driver	'libinput'	for	'HP	WMI
hotkeys'
[				82.225]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	fd	for	/dev/input/event4
13:68	fd	32	paused	0
[				82.225]	()	HP	WMI	hotkeys:	always	reports	core	events
[				82.225]	()	Option	"Device"	"/dev/input/event4"
[				82.225]	()	Option	"_source"	"server/udev"
[				82.226]	(II)	event4		-	HP	WMI	hotkeys:	is	tagged	by	udev
as:	Keyboard	Switch
[				82.226]	(II)	event4		-	HP	WMI	hotkeys:	device	is	a
keyboard
[				82.226]	(II)	event4		-	HP	WMI	hotkeys:	device	removed
[				82.226]	()	Option	"config_info"	"udev:/sys/devices/
virtual/input/input8/event4"
[				82.226]	(II)	XINPUT:	Adding	extended	input	device	"HP	WMI
hotkeys"	(type:	KEYBOARD,	id	13)
[				82.226]	()	Option	"xkb_model"	"pc105"
[				82.226]	()	Option	"xkb_layout"	"in"
[				82.226]	()	Option	"xkb_variant"	"eng"
[				82.227]	(II)	event4		-	HP	WMI	hotkeys:	is	tagged	by	udev
as:	Keyboard	Switch
[				82.227]	(II)	event4		-	HP	WMI	hotkeys:	device	is	a
keyboard
[				96.322]	()	Option	"fd"	"23"
[				96.323]	(II)	event3		-	Video	Bus:	device	removed
[				96.323]	()	Option	"fd"	"26"
[				96.323]	(II)	event0		-	Power	Button:	device	removed
[				96.323]	()	Option	"fd"	"27"
[				96.323]	(II)	event10	-	HP	Wide	Vision	HD	Camera:	HP	Wi:
device	removed
[				96.323]	()	Option	"fd"	"28"
[				96.323]	(II)	event7		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Touchpad:
device	removed
[				96.323]	()	Option	"fd"	"29"
[				96.323]	(II)	event5		-	ELAN0754:00	04F3:315D	Mouse:	device
14
removed
[				96.323]	()	Option	"fd"	"30"
[				96.323]	(II)	event2		-	AT	Translated	Set	2	keyboard:
device	removed
[				96.323]	()	Option	"fd"	"31"
[				96.323]	(II)	event6		-	Wireless	hotkeys:	device	removed
[				96.324]	()	Option	"fd"	"32"
[				96.324]	(II)	event4		-	HP	WMI	hotkeys:	device	removed
[				96.327]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	pause	for	13:68
[				96.327]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	pause	for	13:71
[				96.327]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	pause	for	13:67
[				96.327]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	pause	for	13:64
[				96.327]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	pause	for	13:66
[				96.327]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	pause	for	13:69
[				96.328]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	pause	for	13:74
[				96.328]	(II)	systemd-logind:	got	pause	for	13:70
[				99.350]	(II)	UnloadModule:	"libinput"
[				99.350]	(II)	systemd-logind:	releasing	fd	for	13:68
[				99.396]	(II)	UnloadModule:	"libinput"
[				99.396]	(II)	systemd-logind:	releasing	fd	for	13:70
[				99.423]	(II)	UnloadModule:	"libinput"
[				99.423]	(II)	systemd-logind:	releasing	fd	for	13:66
[				99.432]	(II)	UnloadModule:	"libinput"
[				99.432]	(II)	systemd-logind:	releasing	fd	for	13:69
[				99.456]	(II)	UnloadModule:	"libinput"
[				99.456]	(II)	systemd-logind:	releasing	fd	for	13:71
[				99.474]	(II)	UnloadModule:	"libinput"
[				99.474]	(II)	systemd-logind:	releasing	fd	for	13:74
[				99.490]	(II)	UnloadModule:	"libinput"
[				99.490]	(II)	systemd-logind:	releasing	fd	for	13:64
[				99.511]	(II)	UnloadModule:	"libinput"
[				99.511]	(II)	systemd-logind:	releasing	fd	for	13:67
[				99.537]	(WW)	xf86CloseConsole:	KDSETMODE	failed:	Input/
output	error
[				99.537]	(WW)	xf86CloseConsole:	VT_GETMODE	failed:	Input/
output	error
[				99.537]	(WW)	xf86CloseConsole:	VT_ACTIVATE	failed:	Input/
output	error
[				99.538]	(II)	Server	terminated	successfully	(0).	Closing
log	file.
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It’d be nice if you didn’t reformat the log, at all, before posting it. Then, when you post it, you should only surround it with ```; three backticks before the log and three backticks after the log. That’s it.

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Lets assume you have sddm as the display manager
apt-get purge sddm

apt-get install sddm

As root of course.
Then reboot, and if the fix works, the display manager should start.

It may not be sddm. Could be gdm, lxdm, lightdm, …
To find out use
ps ax | grep dm

I still think a clean install will be needed someday soon, so you may as well do it now.

Cheers
Neville

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@nevj, this is going to remove ubuntustudio-desktop* because of dependency tree.
I won’t do this, at least not now…
@Rohit,
boot your machine, and login to console using your name/password.
enter sudo su to become root.
then run the command:
X -configure
If you edited some xorg configs, and used wrong syntax, you’ll get parsing errors. Do you get some?
If yes, where is it? I mean what file is it complaining for? (Hopefully only one…)

Ok. I don’t get anything related to any error at all. It shows the general X org server info. Only the last line says:

(EE) Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file.

BTW, I posted the var log, do you see anything of value there?

I forgot to mention it earlier, typing the command Startx gives a blank screen. Then I’ve to press Alt+Ctrl+F2 to get back to the command prompt. Wonder if it is of any help/use.

That command gives: 1773 tty2 S+ 0:00 grep --color=auto dm

@Akito Thx. I’ll keep that as a best practice, going forward.

[Hehe, on a ligher note, I remember the Julia conversation between @Akito and @nevj :grinning:

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Oh, really.
Well yes, I think do not do it.
I would hate to lead anyone down a wrong path
Thanks for rescueing me.

Then there is more wrong than the display manager

Then the display manager daemon is not running… they all end in ‘dm’

Yes, the updates I applied using those repositories/ppa did run multiple scripts and then I’m not even sure what I did. So it is entirely possible that multiple things are screwed up.

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Rohit:
I’m keeping a rough tally, but I’m running out of fingers. The current consensus is: back up data. Fresh install of 22.04. Resist the temptation of Studio 22.10–the daily build is available for early adopters!

Can’t tell you how many times I’ve done similar things–daily backup and fresh install is the way.

Another idea–clone your system to a USB after you like the changes.

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Real good idea. Rohit, you should listen to Bill. He has his feet on the ground.

Phew, soo…the best way forward, it seems, is that I take the back and do a fresh install of U Studio 22.04.

Trying to troubleshoot and recover this installation might be very hard as too many things are broken :pensive:

Is that correct?

That’s going to be a flight in the dark without radar :smiley:
Do you have a etc/xorg.conf on the inquired machine?

@kovacslt , @berninghausen , and I all think so.
Also Ubuntu21 is not ideal.