[arch-general] Systemd and startx

Arno Gaboury arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 13:38:24 EDT 2012

On 23/09/12||18:16, Mauro Santos wrote:
> So far I am only testing how systemd behaves in my system and what
> changes I need to do before I permanently make the switch.
> So far the first problem, which doesn't seem to be covered in the wiki,
> forum or google searches, is that if I switch to a tty after starting X
> I get just a blank screen. I also get a blank screen and no prompt after
> I logout from the DE.
> The conditions that seem to trigger the problem are:
> I don't use any login managers so I use startx to start my DE of choice
> (xfce).
> I have increased the number of available ttys as described here [1] and
> after booting everything seems to be working fine, since I have the
> expected number of ttys and I can login at each one of them.
> Getting local permissions was also taken care of by following [2], for
> testing purposes I use 'startx -- vt1 &> xlog.log' and I've confirmed
> that it works as expected.
> The problem:
> After starting X, if I switch to any of the ttys with ctrl-alt-f* I get
> only a blank screen, this includes the ttys that have not been used to
> start X.
> After logging out of the DE I get a blank screen at all ttys, including
> the one used to start X. The machine is otherwise still responsive.
> Any clues, tips or pointers on how to get this to work are welcome.
> [1]
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd#Q:_How_do_I_change_the_number_of_gettys_running_by_default.3F
> [2] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Start_X_at_Login
> -- 
> Mauro Santos
I $startx then XFCE, and works fine with systemd. Please have a look


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