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Today I decided to migrate to systemd. Everything work quite good, but I have problem with few GUI programs - they hung up after draw window (see img at the end of msg). Program in which I discovered this problem:

  • firefox
  • chromium
  • gimp
  • xnmap
  • gparted

Program without this issue:

  • vlc
  • virtualbox
  • xclock
  • xskat :)
  • xcalc
  • feh

I have no idea whats going wrong. I looked at logs in /var/log but there is nothing new after running problematic app.

My system is up-to-date Archlinux, and I have awesome wm.


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If you're using gnome or kde as your window manager, you might have some corrupt files in the .gnome or .kde directories. You can remove those and reset your X sessions. You will have to re-do any customizations but it might solve your issues. – Mark Cohen Nov 28 '12 at 22:14
Sounds a bit like driver issue - are you sure you have only replaced init with systemd and nothing else? – peterph Nov 28 '12 at 22:54
Im using awesome wm, but I play a little with X files in my ~/ as Mark Cohen advise and we've got progress! In my .xinitrc I commented line which launched scripts in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/ [30-dbus, 40-libcanberra-gtk-module, pulseaudio]. Now Gimp and Chromium work perfect, but Firefox still have some problems: everything go ok (I can surf the net) until I click 'File', 'Edit' etc, or right-click on page or click NoScript icon. If I do this, FF hungup. @peterph - I have replace init with systemd as said here: wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd#Installation – Borgo Nov 29 '12 at 0:07

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