[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#823208: xfce4-session: startxfce4 fails to start X on "Cannot open /dev/tty0"

Olivier Berger olivier.berger at telecom-sudparis.eu
Mon May 2 08:38:05 UTC 2016

Package: xfce4-session
Version: 4.12.1-3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

It seems startxfce4 doesn't do the right thing, as it cannot start X, reporting in ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log :
Fatal server error:
[   225.648] (EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (No such file or directory)
[   225.648] (EE) 
[   225.648] (EE) 

However, startx from the same user's console works.

Maybe that's similar to what was reported in #760652 but that ain't obvious either.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing-proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.5.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages xfce4-session depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0            2.20.0-1
ii  libc6                  2.22-7
ii  libcairo2              1.14.6-1+b1
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.10.8-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.106-1
ii  libfontconfig1         2.11.0-6.4
ii  libfreetype6           2.6.3-3+b1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0     2.34.0-1
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.48.0-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.24.30-1.1
ii  libice6                2:1.0.9-1+b1
ii  libpango-1.0-0         1.40.1-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0    1.40.1-1
ii  libpangoft2-1.0-0      1.40.1-1
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0  0.105-15
ii  libsm6                 2:1.2.2-1+b1
ii  libwnck22              2.30.7-5
ii  libx11-6               2:1.6.3-1
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0         4.12.1-2
ii  libxfce4util7          4.12.1-2
ii  libxfconf-0-2          4.12.0-2+b1
ii  multiarch-support      2.22-7
ii  xfce4-settings         4.12.0-2
ii  xfconf                 4.12.0-2+b1

Versions of packages xfce4-session recommends:
ii  dbus-x11           1.10.8-1
ii  libpam-systemd     229-4
ii  systemd-sysv       229-4
ii  upower             0.99.4-2
ii  x11-xserver-utils  7.7+7
ii  xfdesktop4         4.12.3-2
ii  xfwm4              4.12.3-2
ii  xscreensaver       5.34-2

Versions of packages xfce4-session suggests:
pn  fortunes-mod  <none>
ii  pm-utils      1.4.1-16
ii  sudo          1.8.15-1.1

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