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I installed ubuntu on 11.10 and the first thing I did was install gdm. It survived the upgrade to precise but on the upgrade to quantal, it just shows the background and the mouse, then it sticks there, forever. I purged gdm and then reinstalled it, but no avail. Please help!

Edit: I just CANNOT reinstall my system

Another EDIT:

I tried running gnome-shell --gdm-mode on another display, and the output said something about a typeerror in /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/main.js:74 (at the _sessionUpdate)

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suffer from the same pain –  jilen Dec 19 '12 at 9:12
    
There is alternative way to start gnome shell for me. press alt + ctrl + f1, and appears an character terminal, just login and type xinit /usr/bin/gnome-shell –  jilen Dec 19 '12 at 9:13
    
That is for gnome shell, I want gdm –  Aditya Goturu Dec 21 '12 at 14:34

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