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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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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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Can't run `startx` from inside screen session

I'm running Slackware GNU/Linux 14.2, which doesn't start an X server by default. On a whim, I tried running startx inside a screen session and got the warning /usr/libexec/Xorg.wrap: Only console ...
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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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Linux Mint 19.2 Tina GUI won't startx automatically

I am running a standard Linux Mint 19.2 system. By all accounts every single default was chosen. The main problem is that X Windows does not want to start automatically. I have a vague suspicion this ...
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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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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 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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startx and chromium browser

i'm working on Debian Stretch and I want to start, in fullscreen, the chromium browser on a display connected to my TinkerBoard. I just try to do this from a terminal, with command like: startx ...
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Issue with startx saying that there are no monitors found on Arch Linux

I installed Arch on my laptop yesterday and since then I have been unable to open i3. I installed xorg, i3-gaps, and changed my ~/.xinitrc file to read: xrandr --setprovideroutputsource modesetting ...
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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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Error when executing 'startx' in Kali Linux

I am getting an error when executing the 'startx' command: root@localhost:~# startx [config] failed to pre-init udev X.Org X Server 1.20.3 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Gnome doesn't work in tty7

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 graphics in tyy1 ), but still ...
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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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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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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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Difference between .xinitrc, .xsession and .xsessionrc

I found three configuration files. .xinitrc .xsession .xsessionrc I know that the first one is for using startx and the second and third are used when using a display manager. But what is the ...
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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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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 X ...
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startx command not working in MobaXterm

I have set up Raspbian Jessie on my RPi 3 Model B. I am using mobaXterm as a remote client. To start the Pi's GUI, when I type startx, the following output is returned:
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How to make CentOS 7 load startx on startup?

I am having issues where my centos 7 machine with KDE does not load the gui at startup. It gets stuck on some white letters and I have to press CTRL+ALT+F2 to load another terminal session and then ...
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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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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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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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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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X Forwarding with indirect rendering fails with newer clients

Posting this question for a colleague after quite a bit of research. He wants to connects to an old Centos 4 server via ssh -X (or -Y) and run some X application there. It used to run fine for years, ...
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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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Start two X servers on boot on RHEL

I have a powerful machine that I want to use as a multi-seat system. It has two graphic cards and two pairs of keyboards and mice. I've been able to successfully configure two "seats" using udev and ...
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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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pkg upgrade broke X server on FreeBSD ((II) NVIDIA(0): Validated MetaModes: “NULL”)

Problem After a recent update of pkg and circa 60 other programs my X server broke. I used to start dwm with startx but I get the following error message instead: xauth: file /home/user/.serverauth....
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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 ...
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How to make several “startx” profiles?

I have an Arch Linux with i3wm now. When I need to start my i3, I just type startx, because in config file I have exec i3;. When I need to run some another graphical environment, such as Gnome, I edit ...
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Simple “kiosk” - StartX with one application says no protocol specified

My aim is to have a Ubuntu laptop which starts one application and the users can't use the mouse or keyboard. First thing to do was find out the command to start the program. This is this command. ...
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How to start a new GUI with custom command from tty1?

I'd like to start a new GUI (say in tty8) from tty1 with the command mplayer -fs /tmp/movie.mp4 How to start a new GUI with this custom command from tty1? The command xinit /usr/bin/mplayer -fs /...
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How to display a video when a wrong password is entered

I want to display a video when a wrong password is entered (say only in GUI login screen or within the display manager). I have added a line to /etc/pam.d/common-auth to run my script /usr/local/bin/...
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startx doesn't read xinitrc and Xprofile config files

It happened after I have uninstalled GNOME on Fedora and switched completely to i3. I use .xinitrc for setting wallpaper (what contains exec i3 line as well), and .Xprofile for setting keyboard ...
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Applications don't start in enlightenment WM

I installed enlightenment on my arch but I experience some rather strange behaviour. If I start it with startx /bin/enlightenment_start I get a black screen and a mouse cursor. The same happens if I ...
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Running program in .profile prevents GUI startx

I want to run a python program that polls the keyboard on startup/login to my raspberry pi. Previous attempts included cron jobs (failed due to lack of stdin or stdout). rc.local also failed as it ...