[arch-general] Systemd and startx
arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 14:38:43 EDT 2012
On 23/09/12||18:50, Mauro Santos wrote:
> On 23-09-2012 18:38, Arno Gaboury wrote:
> > 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  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 , 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.
> >> 
> >> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd#Q:_How_do_I_change_the_number_of_gettys_running_by_default.3F
> >>  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
> > here:
> > http://blog.falconindy.com/articles/back-to-basics-with-x-and-systemd.html
> Thanks. I have seen that too and things seem to be working now.
> It works fine on my physical machine but for some reason it doesn't with
> qemu-kvm, which was where I was testing it first, in a setup similar to
> what I have on my physical machine (lvm on luks).
> I didn't want something exploding on my face so I was using a test
> subject first.
> Sorry for the noise, now I go back to playing with systemd a little more
> and try not to break anything ... too much.
> Mauro Santos
I went straight to systemd, and nothing exploded on my face! Do not be
scared, far from being so complex at it seems to.
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