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Old 08-07-2015, 05:23 PM   #1
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Manjaro xfce Linux Laptop won't boot. How to boot up normally?

I have no idea why my manjaro linux laptop wonít boot up. It was working fine earlier today. When I start the computer, it boots up to the password login screen for cryptManjaro volume, because when I installed manjaro, I encrypted the volume; but once I enter my password the screen goes completely black forever.

When was at the password login screen for cryptManjaro , I can press ALT+1 to get into a TTY. From there I can enter my cryptManjaro volume password, boot-up and login as my userÖ however when I try to do
$ startxfce4
to run my xfce desktop environment. I get this error:

Fatal server error:
(EE) xf86Openconsole: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (No such file or directory)
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
for help.
(EE) Please also check the log file at "/home/xor/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log for additional information.
(EE) Server terminated with error (1) Closing log file.
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error

When I do
# startxfce4
sudo startxfce4
I boot xfce desktop environment for rootÖ but I donít get the xfce bar at the bottom of the screen.

Iíve also tried from TTY to
sudo pacman -Syyu
to check for any errors; but I canít access the internet, even when an ethernet cable is plugged in.

How do I get my laptop to boot up normally, with my normal user on xfce?
Thanks in advance.
Old 08-08-2015, 11:10 AM   #2
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Just a thought to bring up XFCE (won't fix the problem) - take it for what it's worth. I'm thinking that you may already have an X sessionn running on display :0. This will get you an X session on display :1. You'll need a one-liner ~/.xinitrc file with the following content:
exec startxfce4
Then start your XFCE session with
startx -- :1


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