Bug#813297: gdm3: gdm is crashing and does not auto-start on system boot

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sun Jan 31 13:43:48 UTC 2016

Control: severity -1 important

Am 31.01.2016 um 11:24 schrieb Rigved Rakshit:
> Package: gdm3
> Version: 3.18.2-1
> Severity: grave
> Justification: gdm is unusable
> Dear Maintainer,
> The following was tested on Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.18.
> Steps to reproduce:
> 1. Install Jessie base system (no GUI).
> 2. Upgrade to Sid (replacing stable with unstable in sources.list) and
> apt-get dist-upgrade.
> 3. Install "gnome" package.
> After the installation is completed and the system is rebooted, gdm does
> not auto-start and it gives a text-only login prompt.
> Restarting gdm also does not. It gives error message when running the
> systemctl status command, the output of which has been attached.
> I have also attached the lsof output, run on the PID of gdm3.

Do you have xserver-xorg-legacy installed?
Please attach /var/log/Xorg.0.log from a failed start attempt.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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