lightdm does not start any desktop environment

Bug #1739478 reported by Thomas Schweikle on 2017-12-20
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lightdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Since latest updates lightdm does not start any desktop environment. After loging in a blank screen (if you had set a desktop background the desktop background) is shown. No window manager, no session manager gets started.

To start a desktop environment you'll have to switch to a console (CTRL-ALT-F1).
Login with your username and password.
Give "sudo service lightdm stop".

After lightdm is stopped you can start your desktop environment with "startx".

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: lightdm 1.18.3-0ubuntu1.1
Uname: Linux 4.13.16+ x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.14
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Wed Dec 20 21:29:50 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2011-10-19 (2254 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
SourcePackage: lightdm
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2017-08-03 (139 days ago)

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