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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Gnome3 installation guide - issue with startx Reply with quote

Hi all,

Having an issue in starting Gnome3 desktop. When I type startx this happens:

startx
xauth: file /root/.serverauth.15426 does not exist


X.Org X Server 1.19.2
Release Date: 2017-03-02
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 4.9.6-gentoo-r1 x86_64 Gentoo
Current Operating System: Linux localhost 4.9.6-gentoo-r1 #1 SMP Sat Mar 18 00:18:48 GMT 2017 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.9.6-gentoo-r1 root=UUID=32111567-73b1-4da3-beaf-47a89967cbab ro
Build Date: 23 March 2017 11:35:04PM

Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Apr 1 05:41:44 2017
(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
Failed to get D-Bus connection: Operation not permitted
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc: line 58: twm: command not found
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc: line 62: exec: xterm: not found
xinit: connection to X server lost

waiting for X server to shut down error setting MTRR (base = 0xe8000000, size = 0x00400000, type = 1) Invalid argument (22)
(II) Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file.


I used evdev and radeon of my MacbookPro but it doesn;t work. Removed X11terms twm etc. a per instructions but it doesn't work. Any help is again welcome. Let me know if you need any more information.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is your $XSESSION set to?
Try

Code:
$ export XSESSION=Gnome


and then startx.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc: line 58: twm: command not found
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc: line 62: exec: xterm: not found
These suggest you have x11-apps/xinit installed with the minimal USE flag set (which I think is the default?), you'll need to unset that if and re-emerge xinit if you want to get a barebones startx working, or set XSESSION like eccerr0r suggested, check /etc/X11/Sessions/ for what options you already have on your install.

However...
Code:
xauth: file /root/.serverauth.15426 does not exist
Are you trying to run X as root?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Allright more pedagogy and pedantics, other than the fact people do start X as root for permissions debug, there have been Un*x that have root based X11 sysadmin apps - though using su or sudo is the proper way to run these if your xauth is setup properly...

And the other weirdness is that is both a question and a comment about problems that may occur later depending on your answer to this: are you using the non-systemd Gnome overlay? If you aren't using the overlay, it's one reason the error

Code:
Failed to get D-Bus connection: Operation not permitted


showed up. Also noted this:

Code:
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.9.6-gentoo-r1 root=UUID=32111567-73b1-4da3-beaf-47a89967cbab ro


which could imply systemd isn't setup properly - as I'd expect init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd to be in your kernel command line.

But if you were trying the overlay (support only in Dantrell's thread as this is not mainline supported configuration) then this is fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadako wrote:
Code:
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc: line 58: twm: command not found
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc: line 62: exec: xterm: not found
These suggest you have x11-apps/xinit installed with the minimal USE flag set (which I think is the default?), you'll need to unset that if and re-emerge xinit if you want to get a barebones startx working, or set XSESSION like eccerr0r suggested, check /etc/X11/Sessions/ for what options you already have on your install.

However...
Code:
xauth: file /root/.serverauth.15426 does not exist
Are you trying to run X as root?


Yes I tried that, but also happening with my user account. Screen just stays black after having run startx
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it work with a manager, like gdm?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leio wrote:
Does it work with a manager, like gdm?


Ho no unfortunately it doesn't. I recompiled the kernel (systemd was missing) but now it still shows EE screens not found. X11/xorg.conf.d shows a opengl.conf file which is empty. Not sure and at a loss here. Testing startx according to article https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Systemd/Installing_Gnome3_from_scratch doesn't work and fails with no screens found.

I'm lost and have radeon video cards setting set and input device of evdev. Still require help and error message still the same. Remerge all gnome3 and systemd after kernel compilation. No joy.

Here is an utput of /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Code:

[   533.266]
X.Org X Server 1.19.2
Release Date: 2017-03-02
[   533.267] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[   533.267] Build Operating System: Linux 4.9.6-gentoo-r1 x86_64 Gentoo
[   533.267] Current Operating System: Linux localhost 4.9.6-gentoo-r1 #2 SMP Tue Apr 4 22:01:50 BST 2017 x86_64
[   533.267] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.9.6-gentoo-r1 root=UUID=32111567-73b1-4da3-beaf-47a89967cbab ro
[   533.268] Build Date: 05 April 2017  02:40:54AM
[   533.268]
[   533.268] Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
[   533.268]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
[   533.269] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[   533.270] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Apr  5 05:41:27 2017
[   533.270] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[   533.270] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[   533.270] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[   533.270] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[   533.270] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[   533.270] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[   533.270] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
        Using a default monitor configuration.
[   533.270] (==) Automatically adding devices
[   533.270] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[   533.270] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[   533.270] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
[   533.270] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/" does not exist.
[   533.270]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   533.270] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/" does not exist.
[   533.270]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   533.270] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/" does not exist.
[   533.270]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   533.270] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/".
[   533.270]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   533.270]    (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/").
[   533.270] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/".
[   533.270]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   533.270]    (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/").
[   533.270] (==) FontPath set to:
        /usr/share/fonts/misc/
[   533.270] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
[   533.270] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
        Using a default monitor configuration.
[   533.270] (==) Automatically adding devices
[   533.270] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[   533.270] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[   533.270] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
[   533.270] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/" does not exist.
[   533.270]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   533.270] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/" does not exist.
[   533.270]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   533.270] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/" does not exist.
[   533.270]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   533.270] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/".
[   533.270]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   533.270]    (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/").
[   533.270] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/".
[   533.270]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   533.270]    (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/").
[   533.270] (==) FontPath set to:
        /usr/share/fonts/misc/
[   533.270] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
[   533.270] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
        If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[   533.270] (II) Loader magic: 0x814d40
[   533.270] (II) Module ABI versions:
[   533.270]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[   533.270]    X.Org Video Driver: 23.0
[   533.270]    X.Org XInput driver : 24.1
[   533.270]    X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
[   533.270] (EE) dbus-core: error connecting to system bus: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.FileNotFound (Failed to connect to socket /var$
[   533.270] (--) using VT number 7

[   533.270] (II) systemd-logind: logind integration requires -keeptty and -keeptty was not provided, disabling logind integration
[   533.284] (--) PCI:*(0:0:15:0) 15ad:0405:15ad:0405 rev 0, Mem @ 0xe8000000/134217728, 0xfe000000/8388608, I/O @ 0x00001070/16, BIOS$
[   533.284] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[   533.284] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[   533.285] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   533.285]    compiled for 1.19.2, module version = 1.0.0
[   533.285]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 10.0
[   533.285] (==) Matched vmware as autoconfigured driver 0
[   533.285] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 1
[   533.285] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 2
[   533.285] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 3
        If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[   533.270] (II) Loader magic: 0x814d40
[   533.270] (II) Module ABI versions:
[   533.270]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[   533.270]    X.Org Video Driver: 23.0
[   533.270]    X.Org XInput driver : 24.1
[   533.270]    X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
[   533.270] (EE) dbus-core: error connecting to system bus: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.FileNotFound (Failed to connect to socket /var$
[   533.270] (--) using VT number 7

[   533.270] (II) systemd-logind: logind integration requires -keeptty and -keeptty was not provided, disabling logind integration
[   533.284] (--) PCI:*(0:0:15:0) 15ad:0405:15ad:0405 rev 0, Mem @ 0xe8000000/134217728, 0xfe000000/8388608, I/O @ 0x00001070/16, BIOS$
[   533.284] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[   533.284] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[   533.285] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   533.285]    compiled for 1.19.2, module version = 1.0.0
[   533.285]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 10.0
[   533.285] (==) Matched vmware as autoconfigured driver 0
[   533.285] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 1
[   533.285] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 2
[   533.285] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 3
[   533.285] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[   533.285] (II) LoadModule: "vmware"
[   533.286] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module vmware
[   533.286] (II) UnloadModule: "vmware"
[   533.286] (II) Unloading vmware
[   533.286] (EE) Failed to load module "vmware" (module does not exist, 0)
[   533.286] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[   533.286] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
[   533.286] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   533.286]    compiled for 1.19.2, module version = 1.19.2
[   533.286]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   533.286]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 23.0
[   533.286] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[   533.286] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fbdev
[   533.286] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
[   533.286] (II) Unloading fbdev
[   533.286] (EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
[   533.286] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[   533.286] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module vesa
[   533.286] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[   533.286] (II) Unloading vesa
[   533.286] (EE) Failed to load module "vesa" (module does not exist, 0)
[   533.285] (II) LoadModule: "vmware"
[   533.286] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module vmware
[   533.286] (II) UnloadModule: "vmware"
[   533.286] (II) Unloading vmware
[   533.286] (EE) Failed to load module "vmware" (module does not exist, 0)
[   533.286] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[   533.286] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
[   533.286] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   533.286]    compiled for 1.19.2, module version = 1.19.2
[   533.286]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   533.286]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 23.0
[   533.286] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[   533.286] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fbdev
[   533.286] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
[   533.286] (II) Unloading fbdev
[   533.286] (EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
[   533.286] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[   533.286] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module vesa
[   533.286] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[   533.286] (II) Unloading vesa
[   533.286] (EE) Failed to load module "vesa" (module does not exist, 0)
[   533.286] (II) modesetting: Driver for Modesetting Kernel Drivers: kms
[   533.291] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
[   533.291] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting
[   533.291] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
[   533.291] (EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.
[   533.291] (II) UnloadModule: "modesetting"
[   533.291] (EE) Device(s) detected, but none match those in the config file.
[   533.291] (EE)
Fatal server error:
[   533.291] (EE) no screens found(EE)
[   533.291] (EE)
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
         at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
[   533.291] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[   533.291] (EE)
[   533.294] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On first sight it seems as if you don't have radeon KMS or something, so modesetting driver fails. The dbus part is suspect still as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was another person who had the Radeon KMS problem, and just as a reminder, you need to have sys-kernel/linux-firmware installed and the kernel driver built as a module (and not built-in) to make things easier. Make sure your udev is up to date.

The log still does not look like systemd is enabled, which could explain the dbus problem.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:
There was another person who had the Radeon KMS problem, and just as a reminder, you need to have sys-kernel/linux-firmware installed and the kernel driver built as a module (and not built-in) to make things easier. Make sure your udev is up to date.

The log still does not look like systemd is enabled, which could explain the dbus problem.


Yes I installed the Linux firmware. I'll check the other thread and see I that works. Would need to check if I had the KMS driver selected. Most likely not. What's weird tho is the fact that before I could do the x11 thin where it says check startx

Anyways will report back once back from work.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys I tried to follow the tip and included the radeon drivers as module, tried to bake the JUNIPER bins into the kernel but that failed also with no make for target. I'm stuck. What can I post for making it easier to helpyou troubleshooting my issue?

Which outputs do you need and I'll provide
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crisdean wrote:
Hi guys I tried to follow the tip and included the radeon drivers as module, tried to bake the JUNIPER bins into the kernel but that failed also with no make for target. I'm stuck. What can I post for making it easier to helpyou troubleshooting my issue?

Which outputs do you need and I'll provide


Hmm. VMware Fusion playing up here?

lspci | grep VGA shows this:

00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter

Surely this isn't correct at all.. I need help....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh gosh missed the fact you were running inside vmware as a virtual machine... ignore all ATI stuff, you need the VMware driver in the kernel or something like that ( CONFIG_DRM_VMWGFX ?? ), there's some passthrough driver. Alas this is as far as I know, I don't own vmware.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:
oh gosh missed the fact you were running inside vmware as a virtual machine... ignore all ATI stuff, you need the VMware driver in the kernel or something like that ( CONFIG_DRM_VMWGFX ?? ), there's some passthrough driver. Alas this is as far as I know, I don't own vmware.


Well I ignored the fact too and thought I'd need the ATI one. I found a KMS VMware driver for SVGA and am cpiliing it right now. Emerge --ask --update --deep @world installs mesa drivers etc right now. Hope it works now. I love Gentoo, for learning incredibly good.

And you guys here are really helpful.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately no such luck.

Will try again. Would it make sense to post any more log files guys?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was following a guide for VMware graphics to be installed. But it didn't help

Quote:
X.Org X Server 1.19.2
Release Date: 2017-03-02
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 4.9.6-gentoo-r1 x86_64 Gentoo
Current Operating System: Linux localhost 4.9.16-gentoo #8 SMP Wed Apr 5 10:05:26 BST 2017 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.9.16-gentoo root=/dev/sda4 ro
Build Date: 05 April 2017 02:40:54AM

Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Apr 5 10:07:31 2017
(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
gbm: failed to open any driver (search paths /usr/lib64/dri)
gbm: Last dlopen error: /usr/lib64/dri/vmwgfx_dri.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
failed to load driver: vmwgfx
EGL_MESA_drm_image required.
Failed to get D-Bus connection: Operation not permitted
xinit: connection to X server lost

waiting for X server to shut down (II) Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file.

Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
chris@localhost ~ $


vmwgfx doesn't seem to be recognised. Enabled framebuffer and the DRM driver for VMware in the kernel

Also bizarrly dbus wasn't running. This didn't fix the issue tho.

Emerging mesa:
failed to load driver: vmwgfx
EGL_MESA_drm_image required.
Failed to get D-Bus connection: Operation not permitted


If I figure out what is behind those it should work. How can I show you my kernel.config file?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your /etc(/portage)/make.conf: Your VIDEO_CARDS needs to include "vmware" and you'll need to re-emerge mesa and probably safer to re-merge xorg-drivers again too with --newuse . And your kernel should be using CONFIG_DRM_VMWGFX as above.

And apologies for repetition: you're not "using" systemd (you have it installed but you're not running it) and the default GNOME setup requires you to use this. Having systemd running will start up dbus.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:
Your /etc(/portage)/make.conf: Your VIDEO_CARDS needs to include "vmware" and you'll need to re-emerge mesa and probably safer to re-merge xorg-drivers again too with --newuse . And your kernel should be using CONFIG_DRM_VMWGFX as above.

And apologies for repetition: you're not "using" systemd (you have it installed but you're not running it) and the default GNOME setup requires you to use this. Having systemd running will start up dbus.


ok thanks for that, I missed that completely. And no worries, but I'm a bit stupid here. I tried a rc-update systemd default. Is that correct to get it into the basic runlevel? Haven't found a good docu yet that makes it easy to understand for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That error with the file missing should have been built in mesa, and setting VIDEO_CARDS properly should tell mesa to build that mesa driver. However as I do not have vmware, I've never tried it. Theoretically you could also completely do away with acceleration and just use software 3D, but I'd not suggest that...

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Yes systemd is quite a change and a lot of people do not like it because it's a huge paradigm shift. To use it, you'll need to edit your bootloader line to include

init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd

So your boot command line would look like (for grub-legacy):

Code:
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd


I had forgotten that systemd does not have to explicitly show up in your kernel boot command line, so apologies if you do have systemd running (you'll see this process "systemd" in your process table). However in general if you're running Gentoo, I would imagine it showing up in the command line because I don't think the initramfs made by genkernel will automatically use systemd because of the huge backlash against systemd. Then again, apparently dracut will use systemd...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys thanks to your help I've finally done it!

I do have Gnome3 desktop in Gentoo. Big kudos for all you guys who helped me, especially eccerr0r. You've been such a great help. Thank you!
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