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I installed lxdm as my display manager because I heard its very lightweight. Now after installing it when I select my Desktop as Xfce session I am not able to login. Basically what happens is it waits for sometime and than reload the same login page.

On the other hand if I select lxde as my Desktop I am able to login.

So, what am I doing wrong here.

The other problem I am facing with lxdm is it doesn't show my default user account. I have to select more and enter both my username and password to login into any session.

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I had the same problem. I found a helpful solution at the end of this thread.


  1. Open /usr/share/xsessions
  2. Open the xfce.desktop file with a text editor
  3. Find the name value and replace the space with a dash or hyphen
  4. Restart!

Hopefully this will help.

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