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GNOME display manager (login screen) does not start, only black screen is showed


System successfully booted, but GNOME Display Manager (gdm—login screen) did not start, textual login prompt is displayed:



In some cases it might help to reconfigure the GNOME login manager. Login with your username/password at the prompt:


and run the following command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm3

Restart to see if it helped.

See also

If the problem happened after a system upgrade, you can try Fixing broken system upgrade.

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