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Re: X crashing on startup

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: X crashing on startup
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:30:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Almudena Garcia <liberamenso10000@gmail.com> writes:

> I tried a simple experiment, adding setuid to xinit file, with
> chmod u+s /usr/bin/xinit
> After do this, I stopped xdm and execute startx to run the DE directly. 
> And now Xorg finish correctly when I logout!! :-)

Congrats!!!  Haha.  Are you running the Hurd in a vm?  I think I've read
online somewhere that the Hurd can run X fairly reliably, if the Linux
host OS runs the X server, and the Hurd connects to the server as the

If you decide to give this unsolicited advice a try, would you mind
reporting back how it works?

> 2018-06-12 0:14 GMT+02:00 Almudena Garcia <liberamenso10000@gmail.com>:
>  It's correct :)
>  But my solution cause another problem: If I want to return to tty, I have to 
> stop the xdm service from the same DE, which It's a bit bizarre ;)
>  2018-06-12 0:10 GMT+02:00 Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org>:
>  Almudena Garcia, le mar. 12 juin 2018 00:08:18 +0200, a ecrit:
>  > I've just installed xdm. If I start the DE session from this, the logout
>  > returns correctly to the login screen
>  Yes, because the X server does not need to be killed in that case :)
>  Samuel

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