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Is startx deprecated?

startx says: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- xinit failed. /usr/bin/Xorg is not setuid, maybe that's the reason? If so either use a ...
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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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openSUSE frozen on login screen, refuses to return to GUI [closed]

I just came back to my recently installed (overnight last night, just started using it today) openSUSE installation to find it frozen on the lock screen. After various attempts to get it to unfreeze I ...
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Is there a way to start always as a root?

I'm using Debian Wheezy, and I need to be always as a root. So I do the following every-time I restart the OS: $ sudo -i then startx. Is there a way to restart directly as a root every-time?
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Start from text mode + startx?

I'm trying to boot my Trisquel GNU/Linux distro directly from text mode, as I don't want to load the GUI if it's not necessary. I would like to work in tty1 until I type startx, which would start all ...
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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 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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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 behind-...
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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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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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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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.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 I'...
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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 located ...
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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 ...

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