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Reached graphical.target, but still have to type startx to start gui

I use Manjaro linux. After an update, when I boot, journalctl says the system reached graphical target, but it starts up in tty1 cli, and I need to type startx to start the kde gui, and then type my ...
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American megatrends logo is displayed between plymouth end and lightdm start

In order to create an home made kiosk system I installed Ubuntu 20.04 Server. I configured plymouth to display my custom theme and set up the auto login using LightDM. After the auto-login is complete ...
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startx and boot aren't working [closed]

When i try to boot or startx, it fails, but some time ago everything was alright. Here is my log file: https://dpaste.com/8XBNQAVNE Here is my xorg.conf: https://dpaste.com/CUGU3BESJ I'm using nvidia ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 XServer crashes when opening Chromium is kiosk mode

Current Setup I am running an Ubuntu Server 20.04 on Rasberry PI 4b+ with 8GB of RAM. On Ubuntu Server, I'm running a Java application and on startup, I open Chromium in kiosk mode using startx ...
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Start X from remote

I have a stand sitting between my two monitors. Atop it sits my work laptop, and on a lower level in the stand sits my own laptop, which is always closed. The monitors are identical and each has 2 ...
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startx fails with “libGL.so.1: undefined symbol: __GLXGL_CORE_FUNCTIONS”

I just hit this issue after a system upgrade. The greeter wouldn't launch properly. I was getting a black screen with only a cursor (but I could move it around). When trying to skip the greeter and ...
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Can't login to MX linux, possible Xsessions issue after typing 'startx' into terminal

Preface: Ages ago I wanted to try DWM, but the only way I could get it to work was by writing exec DWM in the /etc/X11 folder. But when stopped using DWM I left all the places I also wrote that in ~/ ...
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Debian does not start with a graphical interface

I'm using Debian Buster and it starts in text mode so that for me to run the graphical interface I always have to run # startx on the command line. How do I start it directly in graphical mode? I saw ...
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Can't open display. Error with IceWM

I wanted to create my own small lightweight distro based on Debian. So I have decided to use IceWM, Xorg and XDM. I used these commands: apt-get update apt-get install icewm xserver-xorg xdm apt-get ...
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.xsession and startx in debian

If my homefolder doesn't have a .xinitrc but has a .xsession consists of: #!/bin/bash exec jwm Will startx -- -nolisten local -nolisten tcp actually process the -nolisten options? I think if I create ...
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Cannot pick jwm for startx with update-alternatives in debian

Problem: update-alternatives doesn't actually pick the default window manager for startx Steps: install debian 10 with netinst without any desktop task. install jwm, openbox, and xorg Use update-...
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Display Manager isn't starting on fresh Debian 10 install

I just installed Debian 10 (amd64) on my desktop. During the install GUI I told it to install both the Gnome and KDE desktop environments, and when it asked me which desktop manager I wanted to use (...
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Forward X11 through SSH and open GUI applications from tty

If I'm on the tty cli with no desktop environment set up, how can I start a remote desktop environment through ssh? For exmaple, if I first launch startx icewm and from there do a ssh -X me@raspi ...
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Starting a second x session crashes a previous one

I am following the guideline in multiple-desktops-on-one-linux-pc to start another X session. If I switch to VT-3, I can successfully start a new X session using startx gnome-session -- :1 or ...
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Debian Buster booting into tty instead of graphical environment

I need some help on this. When I boot into Debian 10 (buster) x86_64 with Plasma KDE it doesn't go into the graphical environment and I have to first login in the terminal and then run 'startx' I ...
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Arch Linux guest (Virtualbox): vboxdrv.service fails at startup

I am running Windows 10 as a Virtualbox Host and Arch Linux as Guest. During startup, vboxdrv.service fails. The tty starts fine, I can do everything inside it. However, startx leads to what I ...
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Startx with multiple command without a file

I'm trying to run a graphic application from command line (i.e chromium) with some extra programs (i.e. cec-control, resolution settings etc). So far I'm able to do that running startx with the file ...
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Startx not running due to missing shared libraries

I was deleting some files and accidentally deleted a shared object file libXdmcp.so.6. Now startx won't run. Is there a way I can recover the system from the terminal. I am using Linux Mint.
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Kali won't boot in GUI

After installation of kali on 32 bit a terminal opened. Entered command startx It says command not found So I thought of installing gnome for the same purpose Sudo apt-get update && sudo ...
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Debian10: KDE does not show (command line mode)

I've just installed Linux Debian 10 with KDE checked on my PC, but the graphical environment does not show. Instead of the login form, I get a command line saying "Login" and nothing else. Can ...
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Black screen after startx

I want to use an old notebook as a "typewriter machine" with the only purpose to run ghostwriter, so I've installed Ubuntu (server) 18.04.4 LTS, x11 and ghostwriter itself. When I startx ghostwriter, ...
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KDE Neon GUI won't start after login

I installed some updates and it needed a reboot which I did. After that I tried to login, but pressing enter after entering the password or clicking the login button with the cursor didn't do anything ...
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Fail to run “startx” on a Guest OS through KVM

I have an AMD GPU S7150 and creat a pass-through VGA for a guest OS CentOS7.6 virtual machine. The output for "lspci | grep AMD" on guest OS is as below, 00:09.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced ...
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startx frozen screen with weird VGA

I am trying to configure a computer on Zaphode mode. The machine is running Linux Mint 19.2. The graphic card is not working properly. I first need make it work so I can work on Zaphode mode. The ...
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How to start Lumina by default? [OpenBSD]

Question: How do I configure OpenBSD to start Lumina by default instead of OpenBSD's default desktop environment?
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How to start x with zsh?

I want zsh to start x automatically on the first login. After I added if systemctl -q is-active graphical.target && [[ ! $DISPLAY && $XDG_VTNR -eq 1 ]]; then exec startx fi to ...
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startx blank screen

This happened after I changed GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" and updating the grub config. After rebooting when I do startx I only get a black screen with a mouse. ...
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CentOS desktop startx no screen found on VPS

I installed Gnome/KDE/XFCE,... on CentOS 7 on a VPS yum groupinstall "Server with GUI" yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop" or yum groupinstall "Server with GUI" yum groupinstall "Xfce" But when I ...
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Startx not automatically running on reboot

When starting up by machine, I am prompted with a terminal asking me to login, rather than the nice GUI that I am use to. When I login in, I am able to run startx and everything works smoothly. I ...
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X11: ^C drop to shell while start X

I use xinit to start X with wm - startx command that using .xinitrc to invoke X11 environment, but when X starts, there a black screen with cursor staying there for few seconds before X is fully ...
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Failed to load module “nv” (module does not exist, 0)

I get this error when running 'startx'. What is this 'nv' module, and how do I stop Xorg from trying to load it? EDIT: I am going to try to blacklist the module 'nv' using the kernel command line. I'...
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Starting just an X server on a minimal installation

I need to run a program that I haven't developed, the issue is that even if it doesn't run any GUI interface (can be used on silent mode) it still requires an X server running because of the way it's ...
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How do I use ssh-agent as a wrapper program?

I'm trying to start awesome windows manager as a subprocess of ssh-agent. It worked when I used startx (ssh-agent startx). But now I'm trying to make it work under lightdm. lightdm starts /usr/bin/...
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Cannot open virtual console 7 (Permission Denied) when trying to start X on Gentoo

When I try to start X with i3 by typing startx /usr/bin/i3 I get the following error message: (EE) xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 7 (Permission denied) Launching startx as root or ...
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pywal wont run on startx

I'm having some trouble starting pywal through .xinitrc Currently my .xinitrc is: exec dwm wal -i "/home/joe/pictures/wallpapers" & Anyone know what I could have messed up?
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startx crashes with no errors

I am having a weird problem trying to run startx on my debian desktop. It crashes and dumps me back into the shell, with no indication as to what went wrong (that I can see). It had worked previously, ...
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Can't open deepin control-center on i3

I can't open deepin control-center on i3wm on arch linux. When I try to execute dde-control-center, I get the following error: "dtkwidget2" can not find qm files load translate "/usr/share/dde-...
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Nvidia Optimus laptop: startX and xinit don't work (Arch)

I can't boot my pc because the Xserver doesn't start. What's weird is that when I use SDDM it boots just fine. I also tried to use Lightdm a few months ago but it didn't want to boot, I'm guessing ...
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Can't run startx on tty

I recently switched from win10 to Ubuntu because I don't use it for gaming anymore. When I installed it, I only had access to my desktop(gdm3) but a resolution of 800x600 which looked awful. Now that ...
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startx gives the error “Could not resolve keysym XF86 KeyboardError”

I installed Arch Linux following this tutorial. After installing gnome and configuring .xinitrc, running startx gave the error - "Could not resolve keysym XF86 KeyboardError" and exited. But sudo ...
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how to load an xmodmap configuration file using .xinitrc

I am trying to figure out how to use my .xinitrc file to load an xmodmap configuration file. Although this seems to be a popular problem around the internet, I can't seem to get it working. I am ...
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Gnome freeze when click on “parameters”

I just installed archlinux (4.16.13-2-ARCH). After some configurations concerning the wifi and the users, I decided to install a GUI: GNOME. I started by installing xorg-xinit, xorg-server and xorg-...
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Why `systemctl stop service` can't invoke the service?

vim /home/mytest.sh rm -f /home/mytest/* I want to write a service to execute the remove action. My expections: sudo systemctl stop mytest can delete files in /home/mytest sudo systemctl start mytest ...
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Start X Server on Login with Systemd

I know that this is not the normal way people use X. Most setup instructions tell you to put something like startx in your shell's profile. However I want to have systemd manage things. Ideally I ...
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Debian Jessie environnment is broken

I have a Debian 8.10 Jessie installed on my laptop and since this morning, my environnment behaviour is completely broken : ALT+TAB doesn't work, ALT+F4 doesn't work, I can't move, close or adjust the ...
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when in X11: how to disable switching tty with Ctrl-Fn and Alt-Fn

It's super annoying that when I'm in X11 session Ctrl-F[1-12] and Alt-F[1-12] switches Linux virtual tty. How to disable it? (Ctrl-Alt-F[1-12] should work). I'm using startx to start X11 session with ...
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How to force “startx” at startup?

Sorry if I used wrong subject, but my problem is explained completely here: https://forum.armbian.com/topic/5561-how-to-configure-scriptbincustomfex-for-spi-lcd/?tab=comments#comment-42545 I did ...
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How is XServer started in Ubuntu 16.04?

I thought that /usr/bin/startx script is used to start XServer but it looks like this is not true. Which process or script starts XServer? XServer has to start before lightdm greeter is visible, but ...
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Set up display orientation and resolution on an embedded Linux

we have an embedded PC with an Linux OS which seems to be an Debian/Ubuntu derivate with RT-Preempt patch. At this pc we attached a display (7" 1024x600 170 DPI) via DVI. We are need to run the ...
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Cygwin + /usr/bin/xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: :0

I am trying to run xcrysden on my windows PC using Cygwin. If i try to start an x server with : startx A black window opens for a split second , and i can read the follwing information in the command ...