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From: Alan Mackenzie <acm@×××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Purged gnome, lost X. :-(
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:05:39
Message-Id: 20140111170217.GA3064@acm.acm
1 Hi, Gentoo.
3 I finally got round to emerging my post-gnome system, triggered by the
4 stabilisation of gnome-3, and the consequent shift to systemd, and what
5 not. I last synched my /usr/portage 34 days ago. I had been putting
6 this change off, it turns out, with good reason.
8 Now when I attempt to start xfce (which I'd been using fine for a long
9 time) with "startx", it appears at first to be OK: the desktop is
10 displayed on the screen and the mouse works. However, after a few
11 seconds of waiting, X crashes out, returning to the tty. On a second
12 attempt to start X (without rebooting), it doesn't get as far as
13 displaying the desktop - it just crashes.
15 To eradicate gnome, I changed my profile from
16 default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop/gnome to
17 default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop, and removed the gnome USE flag from my
18 /etc/make.conf (and maybe one or two other things I can't remember). My
19 box then spend 6 hours rebuilding software.
21 On the screen of the tty, after X crashes, appear the following error
22 messages which might be relevant:
24 xfce4-session: GNOME compatibility is enabled and gnome-keyring-daemon is found on the system. Skipping gpg/ssh-agent startup.
25 env: kdeinit4: No such file or directory
26 Cannot find '.setLaunchEnv' in object /KLauncher at org.kde.klauncher
28 (xfce4-session:3112): GLib-WARNING **: GChildWatchSource: Exit status of a
29 child process was requested but ECHILD was received by waitpid(). Most likely
30 the process is ignoring SIGCHLD, or some other thread is invoking waitpid()
31 with a nonpositive first argument; either behavior can break applications
32 that use g_child_watch_add()/g_spawn_sync() either directly or indirectly.
33 xfce4-panel: Restarting...
35 (xfwm4:3125): libxfce4ui-WARNING **: ICE I/O Error
37 (xfwm4:3125): libxfce4ui-WARNING **: Disconnected from session manager.
39 (xfsettingsd:3136): libxfce4ui-WARNING **: ICE I/O Error
41 (xfsettingsd:3136): libxfce4ui-WARNING **: Disconnected from session manager.
42 /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc: line 107: 3112 Segmentation fault xfce4-session
43 xinit: connection to X server lost
45 I've also got /var/log/Xorg.0.log. The most high information lines in it
46 appear to be these:
48 [ 4364.118] (**) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event3"
49 [ 4364.118] (WW) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: device file is duplicate. Ignoring.
50 [ 4364.124] (EE) PreInit returned 8 for "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
51 [ 4364.124] (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
53 I've attached /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
55 Would somebody please help me get this problem sorted out. Thanks in advance!
57 --
58 Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).


File name MIME type
Xorg.0.log text/plain


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Purged gnome, lost X. :-( Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Purged gnome, lost X. :-( Tom Wijsman <TomWij@g.o>