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  1. #1
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    Boot stuck with message "[OK] Started User Manager for UID 132."

    Hi all!

    I'm unable to get past the screen in the attachment. Seems like gdm3 has some issues.

    Screen.jpg

    Earlier, I'd followed this post https://rudd-o.com/linux-and-free-so...all-your-users as user 'root'

    It says in the link, towards the end that

    In older distributions, a pesky program tries to start PulseAudio every time you log on, which may cause conflicts. Prevent this by running the following command as root:
    Code:
    chmod -x /usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11
    I hadn't done that step.

    Or maybe it's due to the apt-get upgrade I'd run before the problem started occurring

    What I've done:
    1) Create a bootable USB
    2) Connect to the internet using that - GUI of the live boot USB - (connecting using tty natively is beyond me as my University uses a proxy and setting up the connection through
    Code:
    wpa_supplicant
    is ardous
    3)
    Code:
    chroot
    - ed as indicated in this link http://askubuntu.com/questions/42292...nternet-access
    4) Run
    Code:
    apt-get update
    ,
    Code:
    apt-get upgrade
    and
    Code:
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    in that chroot'ed tty
    5) I can confirm that gdm3, gnome and gnome-shell were upgraded - they were there in apt-get upgrade's output
    6) I even tried
    Code:
    apt-get --reinstall install gdm3
    and similar for
    Code:
    gnome
    and
    Code:
    gnome shell
    followed by a
    Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure gdm3
    7) Typing in
    Code:
    X
    just makes the screen go blank in the native tty, while in the Live USB's chroot'ed TTY, it gives the following output:
    Code:
    _XSERVTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
    _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running
    (EE) 
    Fatal server error:
    (EE) Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already running(EE) 
    (EE) 
    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
    	 at http://wiki.x.org
     for help. 
    (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
    (EE) 
    (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
    8) Typing in
    Code:
    gdm3
    in both cases, nothing happens. Command executes and the prompt doesn't return. Have to press
    Code:
    Ctrl - C
    to get back the prompt.

    In short, nothing seems to work.
    Reinstalling Kali doesn't seem to be an alternative.

    Suggestions please.. Should I switch to KDE? Is it possible?
    Was the failure due to PulseAudio? I suspect that might be the case as PulseAudio stopped working before this happened.

    Thank You..

  2. #2
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    I haven't seen this problem on a real PC but experienced it in a VM under Xen. The issue has to due with gdm attempting to use wayland session. Make sure you have a /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf present and that there is a 'WaylandEnable=false' present in that conf file. To make these changes you will either have to use rescue cd or boot into runlevel 3.

  3. #3
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    I had the same problem. After going through all the other step I just tried to rerun the apt-get upgrade again. By Pressing Alt+F2 I was presented with a shell login. I just did the upgrade again and it fixed the User Manager and loaded the gnome desktop.

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