Newbie with xorg error I can’t fix

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Could you post the output of?

mhwd -li

cat ~/.xinitrc

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old

Thank you!

PS: If you have a livecd. Start from there and login into your local system with manjaro-chroot -a and then run the commands and post it here :slight_smile:

Thanks I’ll be doing this when I get home from my shift at the hospital and post

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The next commands just say no file directory

In regards to the live CD, I have the USB I installed it with; will that do?
Also how do you actually run chroot with that?


Typo :wink:

But however it is better to use a livecd for this. The logs can become verylong.

  1. Start Manjaro from USB
  2. Open a terminal
  3. type "manjaro-chroot -a"
  4. run the commands

You can pipe output to less so you can scroll.
Also you can make use of this for sharing output:

| curl -F 'f:1=<-'


echo hello | curl -F 'f:1=<-'

Thanks guys
It’s snowing here in Tasmania and so it’s looking like work is gonna have me stay in a hotel overnight
I’ll post ASAP though

Warning: No installed USB configs!
[manjaro-gnome /]# cat ~/.xinitrc


Executed by startx (run your window manager from here)



merge in defaults and keymaps

if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $sysresources

if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
xmodmap $sysmodmap

if [ -f "$userresources" ]; then
xrdb -merge "$userresources"

if [ -f "$usermodmap" ]; then
xmodmap "$usermodmap"

start some nice programs

if [ -d /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d ] ; then
for f in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/?*.sh ; do
[ -x "$f" ] && . "$f"
unset f

local dbus_args=(--sh-syntax --exit-with-session)
case $1 in
awesome) dbus_args+=(awesome) ;;
bspwm) dbus_args+=(bspwm-session) ;;
budgie) dbus_args+=(budgie-desktop) ;;
cinnamon) dbus_args+=(cinnamon-session) ;;
deepin) dbus_args+=(startdde) ;;
enlightenment) dbus_args+=(enlightenment_start) ;;
fluxbox) dbus_args+=(startfluxbox) ;;
gnome) dbus_args+=(gnome-session) ;;
i3|i3wm) dbus_args+=(i3 --shmlog-size 0) ;;
jwm) dbus_args+=(jwm) ;;
kde) dbus_args+=(startkde) ;;
lxde) dbus_args+=(startlxde) ;;
lxqt) dbus_args+=(lxqt-session) ;;
mate) dbus_args+=(mate-session) ;;
xfce) dbus_args+=(xfce4-session) ;;
openbox) dbus_args+=(openbox-session) ;;
*) dbus_args+=($DEFAULT_SESSION) ;;

echo "dbus-launch ${dbus_args[*]}"


exec $(get_session)

manjaro-gnome /]# cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
cat: /var/log/Xorg.0.log: No such file or directory
[manjaro-gnome /]# cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old
cat: /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old: No such file or directory
[manjaro-gnome /]# cat /var/log/xorg.0.log
cat: /var/log/xorg.0.log: No such file or directory
[manjaro-gnome /]# cat /var/log/xorg.0.log.old
cat: /var/log/xorg.0.log.old: No such file or directory
[manjaro-gnome /]#

what am i doing wrong here??

am in the chroot that you mentioned...

what says:

ls /var/log/ ?

It should work like this:


btw... please use code blocks like this. thank you :wink:


Screenshot from 2020-08-05 03-26-26

does this help?

No... where is your Xorg.0.log? LOL

Please search it:

locate Xorg.0.log

Maybe in ~/.local/share/xorg/ or /home/<username>/.local/share/xorg/?

Screenshot from 2020-08-05 03-55-01
starting to think a reinstall using the architect may be easier

is this the xorg file

Then just install locate:

pamac install locate OR pacman -Syu locate

Then update the database:


then search:

locate Xorg.0.log

And of course not on the live environment, but in manjaro-chroot :wink:

then do i reboot???

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