• Changing lightDM greeter issue with starting WM


    I use i3 WM and lightDM with gtk-greeter.

    I am trying to change my greeter to mini-greeter.

    I wrote

    greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter
    

    in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and

    user = MyUserName
    

    in /etc/lightdm/lightdm-mini-greeter.conf.

    It partially worked because I got the expected greeter interface when I rebooted, but when I entered my password it didn’t do anything. I therefore came back to gtk-greeter.

    Why changing the greeter made lightDM not start i3 and how to fix it ?

    Thanks

  • I fixed this issue:

    In /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

    replace

    user-session=XXX
    

    by

    user-session=yourWindowManager
    

    I don’t know why it worked with the previous greeter, but minimal-greeter apparently doesn’t look for the WM to boot it the same files as gtk-greeter.

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