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#1 2015-01-17 04:28:41

adem1252
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Registered: 2013-10-28
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[SOLVED] xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 1

I can start X only by root.  If I am using `startx` using ordinary user I get the error:

xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 1 (Permission denied)

$ groups
lp wheel games video audio optical storage scanner power users

$ ls -l /dev/tty1
crw-------- 1 root tty 4, 1 Jan 17 10:21 /dev/tty1

How can I fix it?

Last edited by adem1252 (2015-01-18 12:44:10)

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#2 2015-01-17 04:37:16

jasonwryan
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Re: [SOLVED] xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 1

Not an Installation issue, moving to NC...


Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Surfraw

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#3 2015-01-17 09:05:20

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
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Re: [SOLVED] xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 1

$ groups
wheel users
$ ls -l /dev/tty1
crw------- 1 karol tty 4, 1 Jan 16 13:44 /dev/tty1

Works for me.
When did it start happening, what packages did you update, is there anything interesting in the logs?

If it's an old system you haven't updated in a long while, see https://www.archlinux.org/news/xorg-ser … available/

Edit What's the output of

type startx

Last edited by karol (2015-01-17 09:07:17)

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#4 2015-01-17 16:11:39

adem1252
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Re: [SOLVED] xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 1

Reinstalling xorg-server fixed the problem

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#5 2015-01-17 16:49:17

karol
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Re: [SOLVED] xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 1

Please remember to mark the thread as solved https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130309

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#6 2015-09-23 00:38:14

nmahadkar
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Re: [SOLVED] xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open virtual console 1

This might help someone.  So I am going to post it.  If your logged in as a different user and su to the user starting X. You will get an permission denied as tty1 is occupied by the original user.  In short reboot or completely log out the current user then issue "startx".

Last edited by nmahadkar (2015-09-23 00:39:05)

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