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#1 2020-06-04 21:30:25

u71_kj2dl
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Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

So today I decided to migrate my Debian 10 install to Devuan 3.0.0. However wicd for some reason didn't work and after a while of sitting idle system always threw a black screen and because of that I wasn't able to finish the migration. So I decided to install Devuan from a usb while backing up my home partition. However while OS itself boots, xfce4 doesn't launch and OS isntead enters to a terminal envoriment and when I type startxfce4 it throws this error:

Fatal Server error:

(EE) Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify busIDs for all frame buffer devices.
(EE)
(EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
xinit: Giving up.
xinit: Unable to connect to X server: connection refused
xinit: server error

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#2 2020-06-04 22:07:41

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

Does this work:

startx

If not then please post the full content of ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log using code tags (as I have done above).


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#3 2020-06-04 22:18:21

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

Did you follow this migration procedure?

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#4 2020-06-05 09:53:25

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

Yes it is that procedure.

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#5 2020-06-05 10:09:30

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

I typed startx and gave the same error. I'll post the end of log later as it is a bit long.

Last edited by u71_kj2dl (2020-06-05 10:23:22)

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#6 2020-06-05 11:18:07

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

(EE) Unable to find a valid framebuffer device
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
(II) Loading sub module: "fbdevhw"
(II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
(II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.20.4, module version 0.0.2
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 24.0
(II) FBDEV(3): using default device
(EE) Screen 0 deleted becuse of no matching config section.
(II) Unload module: "radeon"
(EE) Screen 0 deleted becuse of no matching config section.
(II) UnloadModule: "modsetting"
(EE) Screen 0 deleted becuse of no matching config section.
(II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
(II) UnloadSubModule: "fbdevhw"
(EE)

And than it throws the Fatal Error again.

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#7 2020-06-05 11:37:11

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

I need to see the full content, as stated in my last post.


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#8 2020-06-05 13:01:35

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

I don't know how can I give you all of the log. Currently my PC can't connect to internet and there is no desktop, I can't write it as text because it is very long and I'm currently on a tablet which isn't efficent. Also I can't figure out how to post pictures from the tablet itself. Would doing a netinstall work?

Last edited by u71_kj2dl (2020-06-05 13:04:33)

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#9 2020-06-05 13:14:10

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

Do you have the right graphic driver installed?

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#10 2020-06-05 16:17:30

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

u71_kj2dl wrote:

I don't know how can I give you all of the log.

Boot up a live ISO image and copy it here or upload to a pastebin and share the link.


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#11 2020-06-06 05:11:12

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

Magnus wrote:

Do you have the right graphic driver installed?

I don't have anything installed not even the OS. I can't launch installer as desktop isn't working and I don't think continuing the installation would fix anything.

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#12 2020-06-06 05:17:24

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Boot up a live ISO image and copy it here or upload to a pastebin and share the link.

But Devuan IS the live USB image. Remember what I said: XFCE4 (or rather Xorg) won't launch, and the installer is on the desktop. You can launch it from the terminal but I don't know how continuing installation can fix anything. Tho I already lost all my data so trying wouldn't hurt I guess.

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#13 2020-06-06 08:27:00

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Re: Devuan doesn't boot into xfce4 desktop.

May be some firmware missing? lspci information could be relevant.

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