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0007474Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2021-12-18 12:06
Reportercohst Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2021.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007474: lightdm stopped working after update
DescriptionAfter apt update && apt dist-upgrade on 04th December 2021 on Dell Latitude Notebook lightdm can't be started on boot or during run. See screenshots attached. I've found out that the dbus package changed in October an maybe this is part of the problem, because lightdm does not seem to be changed. But anyway starting the graphical desktop interface is not possible anymore.
Steps To ReproduceUpdate to latest kali packages.
Additional InformationScreenshots



2021-12-05 08:17


kali lightdm error.jpg (8,656 bytes)
kali lightdm error.jpg (8,656 bytes)


2021-12-06 10:36

manager   ~0015489

Hi, the second screenshot is too small to be readable, can you upload it again with higher resolution? Thanks!


2021-12-07 17:58


Screenshot.JPG (136,676 bytes)
Screenshot.JPG (136,676 bytes)


2021-12-07 17:59

reporter   ~0015490

See attached screenshot. From my point of view it seems as dependencies of dbus lead to this problem here.


2021-12-08 02:20

manager   ~0015491

The error is at the line:

XServer 0: Can't launch X server X, not found in path

Did you check if there's more information in the log file /var/log/lightdm-/x-0.log?

Other than that, I have no idea what went wrong. I would just try something like "apt update && apt full-upgrade" and make sure that apt doesn't report any error. Then maybe try to re-install the packages that seem to be related to this error, maybe "apt install --reinstall lightdm xorg xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-core". Not tested, but I guess it can't hurt.

Even if the dbus package changed, I don't think it's related to the issue you're having (just my feeling).


2021-12-18 12:06

reporter   ~0015543

I have re-installed KAli Linux from the scratch and then did apt-get update && apt-get full-upgrade and upgraded to the latest edition and everything works. I don't really know what exactly it was, but could image it had something to do with dependencies because the old installation was a bit "handicraft".

You can close this ticket here, thanks for your help.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-12-05 08:17 cohst New Issue
2021-12-05 08:17 cohst File Added: error log lightdm display manager.jpg
2021-12-05 08:17 cohst File Added: kali lightdm error.jpg
2021-12-06 10:36 arnaudr Note Added: 0015489
2021-12-07 17:58 cohst File Added: Screenshot.JPG
2021-12-07 17:59 cohst Note Added: 0015490
2021-12-08 02:20 arnaudr Note Added: 0015491
2021-12-18 12:06 cohst Note Added: 0015543