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#1 2015-12-14 17:43:50

FrostedCookies
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[solved] sddm segmentation fault on X start

Hi all,

I finally got my Arch install booting reliably and finished the beginner guide. I moved on to the General Recommendations wiki. I was trying to next get X up and running. So far I installed xorg-server. It then said I should probably install a display manager. I selected SDDM since I may end up using KDE. So I installed sddm. When I first ran "sddm" from the command line it complained that there was no xauth. So I then installed xorg-xauth which went okay.

So now when I run sddm it says this:
[root@linvbox /]# sddm
/usr/bin/xauth: (stdin):1:  bad "remove" command line
/usr/bin/xauth: (stdin):2:  bad "add" command line
/usr/bin/xauth: (stdin):1:  bad "remove" command line
/usr/bin/xauth: (stdin):2:  bad "add" command line
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

and ends. Trying this again it keeps repeating the same issue (though occasionally it will say the bad "remove/add" 3x instead of just two. I'm running the command as root. (still working on adding a regular user account...)

Any help would be appreciated. I'm not sure what to do next...
Thanks!

Last edited by FrostedCookies (2015-12-16 23:39:34)

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#2 2015-12-14 17:49:41

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
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Re: [solved] sddm segmentation fault on X start

Don't run it from the command line, use the systemd service

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#3 2015-12-14 18:09:39

FrostedCookies
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Re: [solved] sddm segmentation fault on X start

Thanks for the reply!

Okay. So I read a little in the systemd page and I tried the following command:
systemctl start sddm

So it didn't segfault which is good it would seem, but it instead erased the screen and now all there is, is a blinking caret in the top left of the screen for the past few minutes.

I'm obviously still missing something important here...

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#4 2015-12-14 19:49:19

Scimmia
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Re: [solved] sddm segmentation fault on X start

What does the xorg log say?

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#5 2015-12-14 20:32:44

Starfish
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Re: [solved] sddm segmentation fault on X start

You said that you "may end up using KDE", does this mean that you have not installed it yet? If so, I would install the whole kde-plasma package and try again.

Last edited by Starfish (2015-12-14 20:36:28)


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#6 2015-12-15 13:46:18

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Re: [solved] sddm segmentation fault on X start

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#7 2015-12-16 23:38:03

FrostedCookies
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Re: [solved] sddm segmentation fault on X start

Ahhh. Thanks everyone. Scimmia. I checked the xorg log (took me a minute to find it). It's complaining it can't find a screen. I managed to get it going with the intel driver (although I'm also missing sound and synaptic touchpad support)...So I'm off to figure that out now! Thanks everyone for the help on this! (I may be back later smile

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