Hi... i've installed arch yesterday following this guide https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners'_Guide i
After that i started to set up a new desktop using openbox and slim.
Basically everything works fine... except that after exiting openbox 2 times slim won't start and i end at tty1.
systemctl status slim... after boot
slim.service - SLiM Simple Login Manager Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/slim.service; enabled) Active: active (running) since Di 2013-03-19 19:05:10 CET; 1min 10s ago Main PID: 241 (slim) CGroup: name=systemd:/system/slim.service └─264 /usr/bin/X -nolisten tcp vt07 -auth /var/run/slim.auth ‣ 241 /usr/bin/slim -nodaemon
... after 1st "openbox logout"
slim.service - SLiM Simple Login Manager Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/slim.service; enabled) Active: active (running) since Di 2013-03-19 19:05:10 CET; 1min 50s ago Main PID: 241 (slim) CGroup: name=systemd:/system/slim.service
...after 2nt logout on tty1
slim.service - SLiM Simple Login Manager Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/slim.service; enabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Di 2013-03-19 19:07:04 CET; 23s ago Process: 241 ExecStart=/usr/bin/slim -nodaemon (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
slim: waiting for X server to begin accepting connections. slim: waiting for X server to shut down slim: waiting for X server to begin accepting connections.
UNIT LOAD ACTIVE SUB DESCRIPTION proc-sys...t_misc.automount loaded active running Arbitrary Executable File Formats File System Automount Point sys-devi...-sda-sda1.device loaded active plugged IC25N080ATMR04-0 sys-devi...-sda-sda2.device loaded active plugged IC25N080ATMR04-0 sys-devi...-sda-sda3.device loaded active plugged IC25N080ATMR04-0 sys-devi...-sda-sda4.device loaded active plugged IC25N080ATMR04-0 sys-devi...block-sda.device loaded active plugged IC25N080ATMR04-0 sys-devi...block-sr0.device loaded active plugged _NEC_DVD+_-RW_ND-6500A sys-devi...und-card0.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.7/sound/card0 sys-devi...et-enp0s4.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/net/enp0s4 sys-devi...et-wlp2s0.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.0/0000:02:00.0/net/wlp2s0 sys-devi...tty-ttyS0.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/platform/serial8250/tty/ttyS0 sys-devi...tty-ttyS1.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/platform/serial8250/tty/ttyS1 sys-devi...tty-ttyS2.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/platform/serial8250/tty/ttyS2 sys-devi...tty-ttyS3.device loaded active plugged /sys/devices/platform/serial8250/tty/ttyS3 sys-module-configfs.device loaded active plugged /sys/module/configfs sys-subs...es-enp0s4.device loaded active plugged /sys/subsystem/net/devices/enp0s4 sys-subs...es-wlp2s0.device loaded active plugged /sys/subsystem/net/devices/wlp2s0 -.mount loaded active mounted / boot.mount loaded active mounted /boot dev-hugepages.mount loaded active mounted Huge Pages File System dev-mqueue.mount loaded active mounted POSIX Message Queue File System home.mount loaded active mounted /home proc-sys...infmt_misc.mount loaded active mounted Arbitrary Executable File Formats File System sys-kernel-config.mount loaded active mounted Configuration File System sys-kernel-debug.mount loaded active mounted Debug File System tmp.mount loaded active mounted Temporary Directory systemd-...ord-console.path loaded active waiting Dispatch Password Requests to Console Directory Watch systemd-...ssword-wall.path loaded active waiting Forward Password Requests to Wall Directory Watch dbus.service loaded active running D-Bus System Message Bus firstname.lastname@example.org loaded active running Getty on tty1 net-auto-wireless.service loaded active running Provides automatic netcfg wireless connection ntpd.service loaded active running Network Time Service slim.service loaded failed failed SLiM Simple Login Manager systemd-binfmt.service loaded active exited Set Up Additional Binary Formats systemd-journald.service loaded active running Journal Service systemd-logind.service loaded active running Login Service systemd-remount-fs.service loaded active exited Remount Root and Kernel File Systems systemd-sysctl.service loaded active exited Apply Kernel Variables systemd-...es-setup.service loaded active exited Recreate Volatile Files and Directories systemd-...-trigger.service loaded active exited udev Coldplug all Devices systemd-udevd.service loaded active running udev Kernel Device Manager systemd-...sessions.service loaded active exited Permit User Sessions systemd-...le-setup.service loaded active exited Setup Virtual Console dbus.socket loaded active running D-Bus System Message Bus Socket dmeventd.socket loaded active listening Device-mapper event daemon FIFOs lvmetad.socket loaded active listening LVM2 metadata daemon socket systemd-initctl.socket loaded active listening /dev/initctl Compatibility Named Pipe systemd-journald.socket loaded active running Journal Socket systemd-shutdownd.socket loaded active listening Delayed Shutdown Socket systemd-...d-control.socket loaded active listening udev Control Socket systemd-udevd-kernel.socket loaded active running udev Kernel Socket dev-sda2.swap loaded active active /dev/sda2 basic.target loaded active active Basic System cryptsetup.target loaded active active Encrypted Volumes getty.target loaded active active Login Prompts graphical.target loaded active active Graphical Interface local-fs-pre.target loaded active active Local File Systems (Pre) local-fs.target loaded active active Local File Systems multi-user.target loaded active active Multi-User network.target loaded active active Network remote-fs.target loaded active active Remote File Systems sockets.target loaded active active Sockets sound.target loaded active active Sound Card swap.target loaded active active Swap sysinit.target loaded active active System Initialization systemd-...iles-clean.timer loaded active waiting Daily Cleanup of Temporary Directories
# Path, X server and arguments (if needed) # Note: -xauth $authfile is automatically appended default_path /bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin default_xserver /usr/bin/X xserver_arguments -nolisten tcp vt07 # Commands for halt, login, etc. halt_cmd /sbin/shutdown -h now reboot_cmd /sbin/shutdown -r now console_cmd /usr/bin/xterm -C -fg white -bg black +sb -T "Console login" -e /bin/sh -c "/bin/cat /etc/issue; exec /bin/login" #suspend_cmd /usr/sbin/suspend # Full path to the xauth binary xauth_path /usr/bin/xauth # Xauth file for server authfile /var/run/slim.auth # Activate numlock when slim starts. Valid values: on|off # numlock on # Hide the mouse cursor (note: does not work with some WMs). # Valid values: true|false # hidecursor false # This command is executed after a succesful login. # you can place the %session and %theme variables # to handle launching of specific commands in .xinitrc # depending of chosen session and slim theme # # NOTE: if your system does not have bash you need # to adjust the command according to your preferred shell, # i.e. for freebsd use: # login_cmd exec /bin/sh - ~/.xinitrc %session login_cmd exec /bin/bash -login ~/.xinitrc %session # Commands executed when starting and exiting a session. # They can be used for registering a X11 session with # sessreg. You can use the %user variable # # sessionstart_cmd some command # sessionstop_cmd some command # Start in daemon mode. Valid values: yes | no # Note that this can be overriden by the command line # options "-d" and "-nodaemon" # daemon yes # Available sessions (first one is the default). # The current chosen session name is replaced in the login_cmd # above, so your login command can handle different sessions. # see the xinitrc.sample file shipped with slim sources # sessions xfce4,icewm-session,wmaker,blackbox # Executed when pressing F11 (requires imagemagick) screenshot_cmd import -window root /slim.png # welcome message. Available variables: %host, %domain welcome_msg Welcome to %host # Session message. Prepended to the session name when pressing F1 # session_msg Session: # shutdown / reboot messages shutdown_msg The system is halting... reboot_msg The system is rebooting... # default user, leave blank or remove this line # for avoid pre-loading the username. # default_user simone # Focus the password field on start when default_user is set # Set to "yes" to enable this feature # focus_password no # Automatically login the default user (without entering # the password. Set to "yes" to enable this feature #auto_login no # current theme, use comma separated list to specify a set to # randomly choose from current_theme default # Lock file lockfile /var/run/lock/slim.lock # Log file logfile /var/log/slim.log
When i run "systemctl start slim" on tty1 slim starts again and after exiting openbox twice i'm back on tty1.
...But when i run "slim" on tty1 slim starts and i can exit openbox as often as i want.
Any ideas ?
Running /usr/bin/slim from tty1 gives me this logfile.
slim: waiting for X server to begin accepting connections. slim: waiting for X server to shut down slim: waiting for X server to begin accepting connections. slim: waiting for X server to shut down slim: waiting for X server to begin accepting connections.
Somehow the second "slim: waiting for X server to shut down" does not happen when running "systemctl start slim"
Last edited by Synth (2013-03-19 19:39:10)
My temporary soluion is:
#!/bin/sh systemctl restart slim.service
%users ALL= NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/obexit
<item label="Log Out"> <action name="Execute"> <command>sudo obexit</command> <prompt>Exit Openbox ?</prompt> </action> </item>
I have the same problem. Furthermore nm-applet does only show up during the first login session although it is running (--> ps wafux | grep nm-applet). In a next step I replaced slim by SDDM and by LightDM. Problem remains....
- Install XFCE + Slim
- systemctl enable slim
- reboot & login (all fine)
- logout & relog (all fine)
- logout --> slim exits and drops me to TTY1.
The logs dont help me... "systemd status slim" just tells me that the daemon ended with error 1... (setting it's state to failure). /var/log/slim doesnt contain any useful information. i just get the crash =/
Does anyone know something about that problem?
Last edited by ptrxyz (2013-03-23 11:54:30)
Ok, I was able to workaround parts of the bug:
I changed slim.conf and and set daemon = true (so slim runs as a daemon). Furthermore changed the slim.service file for systemd:
Type = forking
PIDFile = /var/lock/slim.lock
Now I can log in and out as often as I want. Seems to work. However, nm-applet only shows up in odd numbers of logins:
1st login --> nm-applet is shown
2nd login --> nm-applet is not shown (but running --> htop)
3rd login --> nm-applet is shown
4th login --> nm-applet is not shown (but running --> htop)
...and so on...
I search the web, it seems to be a problem with dbus and the order how the services get started. Don't know if that is true...any ideas from anyone?
This problem seems to be widespread.
See this post: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=159958
Last edited by myrlin (2013-03-23 16:26:17)
Note that this is not just a problem with slim; lxdm has similar issues, so the real problem
must be in systemd, dbus, or somewhere else. I have had it on both intel and nvidia
video cards, so it probably is not related to the X11 video driver, unless there is a
common mode bug between them.
SDDM has the same problem...
XDM does *not* have this problem...