xinit does not allow non-root startx

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Alex Vestgaard wrote on 24 Feb 2017 19:27
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Hi,

xinit suffers from an upstream bug, which does not allow non-root X to be run without a display manager via startx or xinitrc. Several people have reported this on #guix.

Currently if one runs startx as non-root, X reports:
(EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (Permission denied)

This bug is further discussed in [1]. Redhat seems to have a patch [2], but it is unclear to me whether this has been applied upstream.

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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 7 Mar 2017 22:40
(name . Alex Vestgaard)(address . birkeroed@protonmail.ch)(address . 25865@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Hello,

Alex Vestgaard <birkeroed@protonmail.ch> skribis:

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> xinit suffers from an upstream bug, which does not allow non-root X to be run without a display manager via startx or xinitrc. Several people have reported this on #guix.
>
> Currently if one runs startx as non-root, X reports:
> (EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (Permission denied)
>
> This bug is further discussed in [1]. Redhat seems to have a patch [2], but it is unclear to me whether this has been applied upstream.
>
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xinit/+bug/1562219
> [2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1203780

Did you have a change to try Red Hat’s patch? It could be a good
starting point.

Thanks for your report,
Ludo’.
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