On Ubuntu 16.04:
gz@gcomputer:~$ startx X.Org X Server 1.18.3 Release Date: 2016-04-04 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.13.0-86-generic x86_64 Ubuntu Current Operating System: Linux gcomputer 4.4.0-31-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 13 00:07:12 UTC 2016 x86_64 Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-31-generic root=UUID=56fc92d2-1903-4263-b88e-d09bc15ef1d3 ro quiet splash Build Date: 18 May 2016 01:07:07AM xorg-server 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.2 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support) Current version of pixman: 0.33.6 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: "/home/gz/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.1.log", Time: Sat Jul 30 18:12:37 2016 (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d" (EE) Fatal server error: (EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (No such file or directory) (EE) (EE) Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help. (EE) Please also check the log file at "/home/gz/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.1.log" for additional information. (EE) (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file. ^Cxinit: giving up xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused xinit: unexpected signal 2 Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
I found this related question. According to its accepted answer, I should edit
/etc/X11/Xwrapper.config as follow:
I did that but that doesn't change anything for me.
The comments seems to suggest that
startx is broken in Ubuntu. Why is that? If that is the case, maybe the answer to my original question is "startx is not possible anymore because ...", or "making it possible would have ... drawbacks" or so?
root@gcomputer:~# dpkg-reconfigure x11-common update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling back to defaults insserv: warning: script 'S04powernowd.early' missing LSB tags and overrides insserv: warning: script 'powernowd.early' missing LSB tags and overrides
Not sure what this means.