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Arch Linux boots to tty1 by default instead of tty7 after update

I updated the system 2 days ago and now realised a startx systemd script failed to start. This is seems to be caused by the fact that Arch booted into tty1 by default. Switching to tty7 and restarting ...
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Gnome doesn't work in tty7

I am new to linux, and I am using Debian. Everything were fine, but after I have my first reboot, I got a black screen after boot in tty7. I switched to tty1 and did startx and it worked(I have ...
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X server can't open display in Ubuntu

I'm not very familiar with the X server display but I'm trying to use a debugger program called DDD and it needs X server to open up to use it. I get this error when I try to run ddd: Error: Can't ...
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What is the difference between starting x and starting the display manager?

What is the difference between running startx and starting your display manager with sudo service (display_manager) start? Two different events happen, so I am curious as to know the difference ...
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changing $HOME directory name

I'm Using Arch Linux + Xfce4 (Edit: running as VBox OS guest) and I wanted to change a username and it's home directory accordingly. I followed these steps as root: 1.Renamed the home directory # mv ...
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How to show desktop when remotely accessing Debian?

Client: Win7 with Xming Server installed. Using putty to access with allowing X11. Remote: Debian 3.2.73 with GNOME as the GUI environemt. And X11Forward=yes in /etc/ssh/sshd_config I can launch ...
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How to avoid calling 'startx' upon ssh login

my current situation is that in my .zprofile file I have the following line I found somewhere on the internet [[ -z $DISPLAY && $XDG_VTNR -eq 1 ]] && exec startx I think it's ...
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What desktop environment does startx run, and how can I change it?

From many docs, I read that startx is starting LXDE in Raspbian OS. I am a little bit confused. Will always startx run LXDE GUI? Also I have seen example with using startlxde command. How is that ...
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debian 8 gnome nvidia drivers and oh no, something went wrong

I installed a fresh copy of Debian 8 on my mac but I started running into some issues. I installed nvidia tools for my gpu a gt750m while using the kernel that ships with Debian 8. I need a newer ...
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How to trace what's getting run during a login to an X11 session?

I'm trying to debug the fact that my .xinitrc file is not being run, but whenever I need to debug anything having to do with X11 startup I feel it's like "going down the rabbit hole": what's the ...
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Cannot Launch to gnome GUI on Kali Sana after dist-upgrade

I'm facing some problems on Kali Sana 2.0, I dist-upgrade my system to Kali Sana days ago, and as usual all I had to type to start the GUI is: # startx But 'startx' returns 'segmentation fault' ...
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I can't login to my user account. My usual loginscreen changed. Debian Cinnamon

I was running Qemu, doing a virtual install of Gentoo. I ran startx in a terminal. The window crashed, bringing me into the root desktop. I tried killing x inside htop. Then, I ended up rebooting. ...
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Cannot startx on Debian after some changes

I installed and removed some packages and changed some settings on my Debian server. After reboot I can't run x11vnc to remote it using VNC. Now when I run startx, the result is: no screens found ...
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.bash_logout or .zlogout isn't parsed when autostarting xserver directly after login on console

I made a line: [[ -z $DISPLAY && $XDG_VTNR -le 4 ]] && exec startx (right out of the Arch Wiki) at the end of .xinitrc to start the Xserver right after login on console. Whenever ...
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What exactly happens when I type “startx” in the command line? [closed]

I would like to understand what happens when I type startx on a modern Linux* machine internally. Can anybody explain this process, step by step? * Debian GNU/Linux, if it cannot be generalized to ...
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Login to user's session with chroot

I have an USB thumb stick with the following partition scheme: sdb sdb1 -> root partition '/' sdb2 -> /home partition If I boot from a live CD, or just from my current Ubuntu OS ...
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What is the exact command to start the openbox-lxde default session in raspbian?

I am trying to configure my .xinitrc to be able to choose different window managers before starting X but I cannot reproduce the same environment as when I just run startx without a .xinitrc file in ...
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I have to run `startx` on boot to have a window manager, how can I fix this?

I've had Debian Wheezy for a long time and decided to upgrade yesterday to Jessie, a few things I did wrong, I ran autoremove because I was careless and a few things happened. 1) I have to run startx ...
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baudrate config changes only after starting x

I've changed an i2c config file so current baudrate is 300000. I do a reboot and start an i2c baudrate checking program. sudo ./checkbr But what I get seems to be usual baudrate settings(default). ...
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Gentoo how to auto-start programs at login?

How to start auto-start startx / tmux and other programs after login? I for ex: I want to auto-start tmux in root account and xorg with xfce in normal user.
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Arch Linux Gnome problem

I have a quite weird problem I just cannot get rid off. I am using ArchLinux and as I am from Germany the german keyboard layout and such. So when I start Gnome via startx it is said that Gnome is ...
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Run Xserver as root

I am working with an ARMStone a9 board which has iMX6 linux kernel. I am doing an embedded application in which I have to show a video from Ipcamera. The thing is that I attached the screen to my ...
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Run startx & automatically embedded syste,

I am working with a board in which I run my application which use th graphical mode. Everything works perfect. I start the graphical mode like this: startx & and then I run my application like ...
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startx cannot open /dev/fb0: Permission denied

When I try to start my WM using startx, I am unable to because the permission of something called /dev/fb0 are restricted. From home/user/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log: [ 198.569] (--) controlling ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login into desktop by single user mode

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, and kernel is 3.13.0-30-generic. I forget my user account password and now want to get into GUI desktop. I know from the Internet that we can reset password by single ...
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Failure to startx on Ubuntu 14.04 after security update - missing libXfont.so.1

I had Ubuntu 14.04 running perfectly on my system and then it underwent a recommended security update. I let it update while I was at work and when I returned I found a black screen stating, "No init ...
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starting multiple x-sessions with different DE/WMs with startx in Linux Mint

I'm using Linux mint, and I want two windows managers (MATE and xmonad) running on different pipes. I installed xmonad, and when I choose xmonad from the login screen it works perfectly. But, when I ...
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Run script when window manager loads using root owned 700 autostart file

One of the 3rd party proprietary GUI software I use requires typing login credentials every time I log in to my Cinnamon desktop. It does not support autologin of any kind. Therefore, I decided to ...
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What are the default openSUSE 13.1 user groups?

I just installed openSUSE 13.1, and I can't even start X on boot. I have to switch to another tty and type startx (after I set suid for xorg). On top of this, I can barely do anything without root ...
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Gnome graphical interface failed to load

I have Debian Linux with Gnome on my laptop. My laptop dropped from a chair (It was off at that moment). I turned it on. It loads to text mode directly. I log in and run startx. It runs and mouse ...
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Debian 7 - Startx fails to start system

When I boot into the second primary boot loader, I get to the text based console to boot when I type 'startx'. The screen loads, and goes black for 10 seconds. Then when it loads a white screen ...
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Blank Screen after login. Although virtual console works. Please help [closed]

A very frustrating thing happened today. To give you a little background, I had been running Dropbox and a few other programs prior on my CrunchBang box (Debian based). It seems that some of the ...
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Startx Segmentation fault error after installing VirtualGuest Additions for Virtualbox

I have been using my backtrack version 5 on the Virtualbox for some time now but I had a resolution problem and after searching found out I better install VirtualGuest additions. However after ...
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Run mutter window manager standalone

I'm trying to run my window manager standalone on Debian 7 (i.e. without Gnome 3, which is currently installed). Apparently Gnome is already running the mutter window manager: $ wmctrl -m Name: ...
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run x and getty on the same virtual console?

is it possible to start the x server on a virtual console that is running getty already? i like the responsiveness of getty - scrolling through the man pages or scrolling in vi is much quicker than ...
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How to start a second X session?

I tried to do it with the command startx 1. It seemed to flicker to a different screen momentarily, but then exited. Got the following error: /usr/bin/xterm: No absolute path found for shell: :1 ...
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Unable to install Backtrack 5

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15r laptop with existing Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit operating system. Now I want to install Backtrack 5 and dual boot. And I'm not able do it, getting the following errors: ...
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XFCE keyboard layout switcher broke .Xmodmap Caps Lock remapping

I have successfully remapped Caps Lock to Enter, using ~/.Xmodmap: clear Lock keycode 66 = Return Remapping scancode for Caps Lock But after switching to XFCE and installing keyboard switching ...