Debian Multimedia :: Can't Start GUI Session As User
Mar 29, 2016
I recently installed debian 8 stretch with xfce. Since the first time I boot, I have problem starting my X session: from lightdm I always attemped 2 or 3 times before it login (it returned me on lightdm prompt after a short splash screen).
Now it stopped working: the only way I can start xsession is running startx as root. When I try as user it starts the "splash" and return me to the tty with this error message:
Code: Select allServer terminated with error (1). Closing log file(EE)
This is my ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log
Code: Select all[ 27.703]
X.Org X Server 1.18.2
Release Date: 2016-03-11
[ 27.704] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[ 27.704] Build Operating System: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 i686 Debian
[ 27.704] Current Operating System: Linux debian 4.3.0-1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.3.5-1 (2016-02-06) i686
And this is my /etc/X11//Xsession
Code: Select all#!/bin/sh
# global Xsession file -- used by display managers and xinit (startx)
# $Id: Xsession 967 2005-12-27 07:20:55Z dnusinow $
and this the .xsession-errors:
Code: Select allXsession: X session started for lucatastrophe at Tue Mar 29 10:21:09 CEST 2016
localuser:lucatastrophe being added to access control list
openConnection: connect: No such file or directory
cannot connect to brltty at :0
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting MAIL=/var/mail/lucatastrophe
I try to reconfigure Xorg but the Xorg -configure command result in another segmentation fault.
I think that the problem could be related with old configuration (when I install this version of debian I maintain the /home partition and my previous OS was debian 7 with xfce).
I installed jessie from a beta/rc shortly before release on my MacBook Pro 13 Retina and have kept it up to-date with apt-get dist-upgrade. Rcently gdm3/gnome-session have stopped working together. When I log in the screen goes black for a couple of seconds then goes back to the login screen. This happens with "System Default", "GNOME Classic" and "GNOME", but not with "GNOME on Wayland". However, Wayland seems to have some other issues. I haven't tried an alternative dm yet, eg lightdm, but the GNOME desktop does work when started with startx.
I've just used journalctl to get logs of what gdm3 and gnome-session were doing at the time. After booting I waited until the clock reached the next minute (19:55) so I'd know at which point in the logs I'd hit enter on my password. I'll post the gdm log separately in two chunks because the forum server doesn't seem to like text attachments and they're too long for one post.
Log from gnome-session: Code: Select all-- Logs begin at Thu 2015-05-07 19:54:06 CEST, end at Thu 2015-05-07 19:56:41 CEST. -- May 07 19:54:08 jeanette gnome-session: gnome-session: WARNING: Could not parse desktop file caribou-autostart.desktop or it references a not found TryExec binary
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I have achieved to do the first one, but still could not able to setup the second one. As per requirement, if some thin can have power failure, the same session should be restored back. I am confused here, if I need to focus on saving xsessions or saving gnome sessions. I am looking for a concrete solution as I am running out of time.
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Since sound is OK for the three other regular users I've already compared KMix settings as well as System Settings > Multimedia for each of the regular users but found absolutely no differences. BTW: In System Settings > Multimedia I have XINE set as the backend and "PulseAudio" has priority over "HDA Intel (STAC92xx Analog)" for all sort of audio output, and - perhaps needless to mention - all the four regular users are members of group "audio".
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I'm trying to create a new gdm session in tty8, so I can switch between tty7 and tty8 running simultaneously.
How can I accomplish this? I found some website suggesting to run startx and also startx gnome-session -- :1 vt8 Both result in a black screen, blocking the overall system, not allowing me to go to tty1 nor any tty. I have to run REINSUB to restart the system.
# I don't know if tty is the exact term to refer to the CTRL+ALT+Fx virtual terminals.
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So how do I get GDM3 to allow me to log in as root? Currently, if I type in the user name "root" and log in, it just takes me back to GDM3. Could it work to add root to my user group (I really don't want to add all kinds of security holes)?
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I remember on my last session i got some icons on my home folder with a little lock icon on them i tried to remove them successfully using the command line but i still can't login. however i can successfully login with another user.
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