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xinitrc seems to not run some commands

I am new to Arch and did a fresh install. I have configured it to use dwm and I start it with startx. The problem is that some commands in xinitrc seem to not run. It clearly works to some extend, ...
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How to permanently change .xinitrc after its first run?

I want to make an install script for my arch linux and some commands have to be run inside X/after startx. There's about 5 of them, so not much compared to hundreds of the rest. I want those commands ...
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/usr/bin/startx : has anyone ever fullfilled the urgency ? How?

I, as I can believe anyone around, have been firing /usr/bin/startx for decades experiencing nothing but 100% satisfaction for the job it serves. If it works… don't fix it ! The author of the script ...
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systemd start stop enable and disable multiple services with one target unit

I have created a target file /etc/systemd/system/watch-for-sync-need-all.target [Unit] Description=systemd target to group services for all folders that create a sync need by changes After=multi-user....
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Launch multiple X displays on boot

I'm running a machine with seven monitors on two GPUs. Each monitor runs an independent full-screen application and there is no need for X-inputs (no mouse, no keyboards) or even a desktop ...
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Cant get to SDDM login screen, startx works - KDE on Ubuntu server

A similar question was asked, but did not solve if startx is working: Sddm is not starting but in theory everything is working! echo 'exec /usr/bin/startplasma-x11' > ~/.xinitrc worked to make ...
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How is i3 window manager started by startx in Ubuntu (so that I can configure what display it appears on)?

I want to set up i3 automatically start on a specific one of my three screens (all connected to one Nvidia card). This has proved more difficult than expected. My first choice was to just set that ...
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Linux Mint 20 is booting to Login prompt on command line

I upgraded my Linux Mint to Release 20 Ulyana from Release 18. After the upgrade now my Mint boot to login prompt on command line. I can login fine but i have to type startx on command line to get to ...
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evince is slow to open

Ever since I updated debian, evince has been slow to startup - it takes about half a minute. Once it is open, it works fine, its just slow to open. It never used to take that long - it just used to ...
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Sakura does not recognize keyboard input after startx

My daily driver is Manjaro minimal (tty) for Raspberry Pi 4, but I wanted try using a X based terminal emulator instead of the default. No DM/WM. Just a single instance of the terminal emulator in ...
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Error when running `startx` on WSL2: Only console users are allowed to run the X server

The problem occurs when I try to run the startx command from the Windows WSL2 subsystem of Ubuntu. I tried to open the graphical environment of Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu desktop. However, When I ...
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Creating a remote session for i3wm with Apache Guacamole

I have set up Apache Guacamole on a server, and I want to use it to host a remote desktop session with my Linux Mint laptop. Currently, I have installed i3-gaps through a PPA. I can't access it ...
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Ubuntu Server: How to have only startx as a GUI

I have a PC I am dedicating as a server for Minecraft. It is running Ubuntu Server 20.04.2 Im fine using command line but I don't like only having one space to work. My solution is startx I have used ...
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An application keeps being called each time I log in to user

I've been using Armbian Buster v5.10 and configuring it for a project. I remember making some changes so that startx runs automatically at startup. Each time I log in via su myUser then startx gets ...
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How do I successfully run a second X session?

I'm trying to run startx -- :1 vt1 on a tty with a standard user (named stduser), which is already natively logged on Debian 10 with XFCE as per this answer: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/85384 The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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