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Re: Start Xorg server using xinit manually

From: Gary Johnson
Subject: Re: Start Xorg server using xinit manually
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:37:48 -0400

Bone Baboon <> writes:
> Thank you for the detailed instructions.
> When I follow the instruction and boot I am taken to vt7 which has only
> a blinking cursor. I never get a graphical login for X. The system is
> responsive and I can switch to other virtual terminals.
> On vt1 there is output like this:
> New session c1 of user gdm.
> Removed session c1.
> New session c2 of user gdm.
> Removed session c2.
> New session c3 of user gdm.
> Removed session c3.
> ...

Hmm...that's odd. %desktop-services contains both the gdm-service and
the elogind-service, which should bring X along for the ride. It sounds
like something in your configuration is preventing these services from
presenting you with a graphical login screen.

Could you share your operating-system declaration? Have you set up any
custom X configuration files somewhere that might be interfering with
the X launching process? Is your graphics card supported with Guix and
the X server?

Perhaps someone else on the list might have some other ideas?


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