Debian :: How To Start X Session In New Terminal

Apr 20, 2015

System: Debian 7 Wheezy amd64 - Gnome classic - gdm3

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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Gnome sessions started hanging during login on a debian lenny box, and I can only think it's related to a recent package update as it was working fine before the last set. It affects all user accounts and hangs before the applications menu or any icons appear on the panels, but after after the top /bottom panels and the desktop background appears.

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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

[Code] .....

And this is my /etc/X11//Xsession

Code: Select all#!/bin/sh
# /etc/X11/Xsession
# global Xsession file -- used by display managers and xinit (startx)
# $Id: Xsession 967 2005-12-27 07:20:55Z dnusinow $

[Code] ....

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

[Code] ...

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).

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May 7, 2015

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[885]: gnome-session[885]: WARNING: Could not parse desktop file caribou-autostart.desktop or it references a not found TryExec binary


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I'm using 10.04, and gnome-terminal GNOME Terminal 2.30.2 . I have irssi running on screen session on remote host. And I've been struggling for quite many days to configure it to produce either visual feedback or ring terminal's bell when I receive a private message or one of those that are highlighted.

My compiz settings window in General tab has 'Audible bell' checked.

My GNOME terminal has 'Terminal bell' checked.

I also added 'set bell-style audible' to my ~/.inputrc

And I also tried to manually load pcspkr module into my kernel.

No of the above helped or at least I haven't been able to notice any difference.

I also used some commands for irssi to produce bell sign.

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After reboot I can start it, no problem here. But if I close root terminal and trying to open it again - it won't open.

If to open it from user terminal, it gives me:

Code: Select allgksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator
Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.gnome.Terminal exited with status 1

The only thing comes to my mind is that right after installation I opened root terminal and:

- kept a tick on "remember password"
- put a tick on "save in the keyring".

I guess the last tick is the problem. I installed debian 8.4 in virtualbox and specifically kept the tick where it should be and I can start root terminal many times w/o any problem. How I can fix that?

I do realize that I can get root privileges in terminal. I guess it's more about convenience.

I tried to google it, but no luck. Just to name few:

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No big deal, I thought, as I searched around for a way to connect wirelessly. I couldn't find a way to do so. I consulted one of my more Linux savvy friends, who advised me to pull up the terminal and enter a command to start the network-manager. According to the terminal, no such file currently exists on my system.

This is a bit of a conundrum for me, since I am on my university campus with no ethernet cord to attempt a direct connection. Is there any way to get the network-manager onto my computer? Also, did I mess up somewhere in the installation, or did someone not package the file with CD1 for some unknown reason?

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