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.
[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xinit/+bug/1562219[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1203780
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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:
Toggle quote (10 lines)> 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 goodstarting point.
Thanks for your report,Ludo’.
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