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Old 02-11-2015, 09:15 AM   #1
Sareth
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Starting Xorg on same VT as login VT while keeping active consolekit session


Hi,

I've recently installed Slackware 14.1 on my Thinkpad using XFCE and it works great; I'm however trying to figure out how to start Xorg on the same virtual terminal I login to. Xlock isn't very effective when kids know how to switch from TTY7, and Ctrl+C xorg...

Google gave me this code snippet to put in ~/.xserverrc:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

TTY=${TTY:-$(tty)}
TTY=${TTY#/dev/}

if [[ $TTY != tty* ]]; then
  printf '==> ERROR: invalid TTY\n' >&2
  exit 1
fi

printf -v vt 'vt%02d' "${TTY#tty}"

exec /usr/bin/X -nolisten tcp "$vt" "$@"
And it works fine except that my consolekit session isn't active

Code:
ck-list-sessions
...
active = FALSE
meaning XFCE stuff like suspend buttons stop working. I've found a bug report which I'm unsure is related:

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29920

so I've modified /etc/rc.d/rc.consolekit to include

Code:
openvt -c 63 -f -- console-kit-daemon --no-daemon &
But that didn't help. I've weighed disabling consolekit and using group overrides for policykit. Disabling TTY switches seems a bit drastic, as I like using that functionality myself. Suggestions?

Thanks,
Sareth
 
Old 02-11-2015, 09:21 AM   #2
ponce
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with my desktop workstation I use xlock and I launch X from the console with
Code:
exec startx
this way, switching back to the console, it can only be killed but no shell prompt is available...
 
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:58 AM   #3
dowelld
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Xorg.conf

Option DontVTSwitch boolean

See the man page:
http://linux.die.net/man/5/xorg.conf
 
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:25 AM   #4
Sareth
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I've created the following alias in ~/.bashrc

Code:
alias startx='exec startx > $HOME/.xorg.log 2>&1'
now killing Xorg returns to the login screen, and I get to keep VTSwitch. I'm still curious on ConsoleKit's odd behaviour, but I'll mark this [Solved]. Thanks for the input.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 06:13 AM   #5
Sareth
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I've found a solution to the initial consolekit problem: issuing keeptty to xinit. I'm using a replacement startx that looks as follows:

Code:
#!/bin/sh

TTY=${TTY:-$(tty)}
TTY=${TTY#/dev/}

if [[ $TTY != tty* ]]; then
  printf '==> ERROR: invalid TTY\n' >&2
  exit 1
fi

printf -v vt 'vt%02d' "${TTY#tty}"

if [[ -r $HOME/.xinitrc ]]; then
  client=$HOME/.xinitrc
else
  client=/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
fi

exec xinit $client -- -keeptty -nolisten tcp "$vt" "$@" 2>> $HOME/.xsession-errors
ftp://www.x.org/pub/X11R6.8.0/doc/Xorg.1.html

Last edited by Sareth; 02-15-2015 at 06:17 AM.
 
  


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