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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:08 pm    Post subject: non root X use in gentoo prefix [SOLVED] Reply with quote

Dear All,

I am running gentoo prefix on a debian buster install using an amd64 kaveri box.

With help from the gentoo alt community and Fabian Grobian I have emerged xorg server plus drivers and video card and libinput libraries etc.

But when I tried running the startx command I ended up with a problem.

Code:
mikef@fart:~/gentoo$ startx

/usr/lib/xorg/Xorg.wrap: Only console users are allowed to run the X server
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error
Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
mikef@fart:~/gentoo$


There is a web page in gentoo on this general subject:

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Non_root_Xorg

I notice though there is a warning on it saying it might be a bit out of date....

I am going to study it and try out some of the options it suggests and see how I get on.

If anyone has any suggestions on good strategies here I would appreciate some input.

The following discussion thread on gentoo alt could help explain what I have been doing so far here:

https://www.mail-archive.com/gentoo-alt@lists.gentoo.org/msg07659.html

Regards

Michael Fothergill

PS I have a found a way out of this problem. It turns out that with a bit of persuasion, chromium (which I have also compiled with gentoo prefix) will run
on xorg-server of the parentOS debian - so I don't need to run X within gentoo prefix itself after all. I had assumed this was the
case and that was why I was trying to get it to run as a non root user etc. Many thanks to Fabian Grobian.

Cheers

MF
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