Yesterday I updated my dev system. It is running i686 Arch (32-bit) on VmWare ESXi. X stopped working. I cannot login through the VmWare console or through cywin X (also updated). I am using gdm and lxde.
I have a pure systemd setup.
Today I have added missing modules (vmware drivers and gnome keyring).
Trying to login using cygwin ends with this in messages.log:
Nov 2 13:14:23 localhost dbus-daemon: dbus: [system] Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.35" (uid=120 pid=563 comm="/usr/lib/gdm/gdm-simple-greeter ") interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.9" (uid=0 pid=347 comm="/usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon --no-daemon ")
Opening the VmWare console:
[root@archdev log]# grep "(EE)" Xorg.0.log (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. (EE) BUG: triggered 'if (inSignalContext)' (EE) BUG: log.c:484 in LogVMessageVerb() (EE) Warning: attempting to log data in a signal unsafe manner while in signal context. (EE) (EE) Backtrace: (EE) 0: /usr/bin/Xorg (xorg_backtrace+0x49) [0x81e46a9] (EE) 1: /usr/bin/Xorg (LogVMessageVerb+0x1b7) [0x81f06f7] (EE) 2: /usr/bin/Xorg (xf86Msg+0x33) [0x80c9693] (EE) 3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/vmmouse_drv.so (0xb71fa000+0x14aa) [0xb71fb4aa] (EE) 4: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x8048000+0x73e51) [0x80bbe51] (EE) 5: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x8048000+0x9fa53) [0x80e7a53] (EE) 6: linux-gate.so.1 (__kernel_sigreturn+0x0) [0xb777b400] (EE) 7: linux-gate.so.1 (__kernel_vsyscall+0x10) [0xb777b424] (EE) 8: /usr/lib/libc.so.6 (__select+0x61) [0xb74a8501] (EE) 9: /usr/bin/Xorg (WaitForSomething+0x17c) [0x81e190c] (EE) 10: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x8048000+0x31e8e) [0x8079e8e] (EE) 11: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x8048000+0x1f6fa) [0x80676fa] (EE) 12: /usr/lib/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xf5) [0xb73db605] (EE) 13: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x8048000+0x1fac9) [0x8067ac9]
I have these X packages installed:
[root@archdev log]# pacman -Qs xf86 local/libxxf86vm 1.1.2-1 X11 XFree86 video mode extension library local/xf86-input-evdev 2.7.3-2 (xorg-drivers xorg) X.org evdev input driver local/xf86-input-vmmouse 12.9.0-2 (xorg-drivers xorg) X.org VMWare Mouse input driver local/xf86-video-fbdev 0.4.3-2 (xorg-drivers xorg) X.org framebuffer video driver local/xf86-video-modesetting 0.5.0-1 (xorg-drivers xorg) X.org generic modesetting video driver local/xf86-video-vesa 2.3.2-2 (xorg-drivers xorg) X.org vesa video driver local/xf86-video-vmware 12.0.2-2 (xorg-drivers xorg) X.org vmware video driver local/xf86vidmodeproto 2.3.1-2 X11 Video Mode extension wire protocol
Any help appreciated
Same problem here (no VMWare, fully updated).
Should I report a bug?
Which packages did you update? Check the pacman log (and maybe also downgrade them, since they're probably already in the cache folder).
Last edited by DSpider (2012-11-07 16:21:45)
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I cannot check which packages I ugraded right now because I don´t have access to the machine.
But I have made a fresh install on another machine. The VmWare problem is exactly as for the upgraded system.
However, I can log in to the machine using cygwin X. I am using lightdm and lxde.
Another interesting point is that the VmWare console window is useless when X fails, there is no console login.
Drop to the rescue target, which will log you in as the root user (in case your regular user has some weird configuration problem): https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Sy … _boot_into
This should be enough to read a log file and test X.
Problem solved after pacman -Syu today