[arch-general] Fail to run startx

goodmenzy goodmenzy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 03:30:28 EST 2012

On 2012-11-26 21:27:03, Lu, Boying wrote:
> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:27:03 -0500
> From: "Lu, Boying" <Boying.Lu at emc.com>
> To: "arch-general at archlinux.org" <arch-general at archlinux.org>
> Subject: [arch-general] Fail to run startx
> Hi, All,
> I followed the instructions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide#Configure_pacman and https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VirtualBox#Arch_Linux_guests
> to install the ArchLinux 2012.11.01 in VirtualBox (v4.2.4).  My host OS is Windows XP.
> After installing the base system, I tried to configure X. But 'startx' failed and I found following error messages in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
> AIGLX error: vboxvideo does not export required DRI extension
> AIGIX: reverting to software rendering
> Can anyone tell me how to fix this?
> Thanks in advance.
> Boying

My advice is to use vesa graphic driver as the first step.
Update your /etc/X11/xor.conf. You can get a basic one by
`Xorg -configure`

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