[arch-general] Fail to run startx

LANGLOIS Olivier PIS -EXT olivier.pis.langlois at transport.alstom.com
Tue Nov 27 11:06:59 EST 2012

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> From: arch-general [mailto:arch-general-bounces at archlinux.org] On Behalf
> Of Lu, Boying
> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 9:27 PM
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> Subject: [arch-general] Fail to run startx
> 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?
Here are a couple of suggestions:


When xstart returns:

echo $? # Will give you return value of xinit. Might not be very enlightening if 0 or -1 but it could tell you if the process has been terminated by a signal

2. Before executing xstart, type the following commands:

echo "/tmp/core.%e.%p" > /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern
ulimit -c unlimited

If your X server core dumps a core dump will be created in your tmp directory.

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