Ubuntu – Ubuntu 17.04 does not boot when enable gdm3


Recently I switched from Ubuntu 16.10 to Ubuntu 17.04. Reading this news, Ubuntu 18.04 To Ship with GNOME Desktop, Not Unity, I decided to switch to gnome.

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome

At this point all works fine and can start the session using gnome without problems.

But when try to switch to gdm3 and reboot the system does not boot. Switching back to lightdm and the system start ok. Im misssing something?

Best Answer

Resolved with:

apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop

the entire install line to switch from unity to gnome should be

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop gnome-shell gnome