systemctl enable lightdm

Bug #1757091 reported by jose hayek on 2018-03-20
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lightdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Synchronizing state of lightdm.service with SysV service script with /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install.
Executing: /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install enable lightdm
The unit files have no installation config (WantedBy, RequiredBy, Also, Alias
settings in the [Install] section, and DefaultInstance for template units).
This means they are not meant to be enabled using systemctl.
Possible reasons for having this kind of units are:
1) A unit may be statically enabled by being symlinked from another unit's
   .wants/ or .requires/ directory.
2) A unit's purpose may be to act as a helper for some other unit which has
   a requirement dependency on it.
3) A unit may be started when needed via activation (socket, path, timer,
   D-Bus, udev, scripted systemctl call, ...).
4) In case of template units, the unit is meant to be enabled with some
   instance name specified.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: lightdm 1.24.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-37.42-generic 4.13.13
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-37-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.7
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Mar 20 11:44:46 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-01-22 (57 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64 (20171017.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: lightdm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

jose hayek (josehh72) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Fabrice ROUSSIN (mageialuva) wrote :

I do confirm the bug, fresh ubuntu 17.10 install

Phil Kauffman (pkauffman) wrote :

I confirm this bug for 18.04.

Serge Hartmann (serge-hartmann) wrote :

Is there a workaround tip in order to re-enable lightdm in ubuntu 18.04 ? I am using systemd.

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