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Old 06-18-2020, 10:28 AM   #1
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30 second delay starting X session on boot

Like the title says, and I'm stuck.

Ubuntu 16 in a VirtualBox VM.

A couple of months ago I upgraded from VB5 to VB6. This was the only VM to have issues I couldn't resolve.

It's been a few months. I did a lot of trouble shooting from a lot of articles. TBPH I don't remember what all I did. It's been a while since I messed with it. But I know for a fact that I didn't set any delays.

When I did the upgrade at first this VM would not even start x at all, no matter what I did. Some of it was driver issues. I got that fixed. But when x still would not start I did a bunch of tinkering following articles. Now it boots to tty1 instead of x. At that point I can either log into the tty and startx or I can just wait 30 seconds and x will start on it's own. IDK if it makes a dif but if I do sign into the tty and startx I still have to log into the x session; even though I am using the same account for both. Note: I am set up in single user "God mode" where I can do anything I want as long as I verify with my password.

At this point it's more of an annoyance than anything else. But for the life of me I cannot figure out why it's not booting straight to x like it was before the upgrade / problems and why x will start on its own after a 30 second delay.
Old 06-18-2020, 10:46 AM   #2
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If you get this issue on Fedora, then the first thing to try is:

sudo systemctl mask systemd-udev-settle.service
I don't know if that's also the case with Ubuntu.
Old 07-01-2020, 01:39 PM   #3
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Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, life and junk...

That had no effect. I got a confirmation that the symlink was created, but nothing changed.

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