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Xorg Issue on Crouton (Xenial)


In the past hour I have been handed once again a chromebook with crouton. Once I try to open up ubuntu via crosh, ubuntu comes up, but the typical GUI isnt there. By that I mean, the ubuntu desktop shows up, but nothing else, none of the usual unity malarkey. Going back to chrome and subsequently crosh, stopping ubuntu and checking an error that is shown, it seems to be related to xorg, but honestly I wouldnt be suprised if I was mistaken. The line the shows the error (as far as I can tell) reads as follows, “/dev/dri/card0: failed to set DRM interface version 1.4: Permission denied” and thats in a log file by name of “Xorg.crouton.1.log”, which is mainly why I blame xorg… Before that there was also two lines which do suggest issues, but again, not 100%, “Unknown username “geoclue” in message bus configuration file” and “_XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to root”. Once again, not sure if the previous lines are in anyway war related, mainly because all info I found referencing them was quite sparse…
Nevertheless, I am currently stumped, and short of reinstalling an older version of crouton (only solution I’ve found so far), I am unaware as to how to proceed.
Any help is greatly appreciated


gpu errors

API used for things like finding location; coordinates

well if its in /tmp then it should be gone after a reboot. That place is volatile space.

Sounds like whomever tried to set up the GUI royally fucked up.


Well bugger… I take it from that last line there isn’t really much I can do…