Question about X on the arm's.

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at
Tue Nov 29 08:39:51 UTC 2016

On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 11:59:26PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>root       797  0.0  1.9 271380 33600 tty7     Ssl+ 20:50
>0:02 /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg -core :0 -seat
>seat0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch
>gene      4114  0.0  0.0   5564   908 pts/8    S+   23:48   0:00
>grep --color=auto listen

>builders took advantage of that to get rid of 100k of object code.  So I
>have challenged the odroid people to actually make it work.
Got any clue on this or just a hunch? There's an explicit nolisten
switch that didn't end up there magically but will oc. prevent tcp
access for sure.

>That server starts automatically.
That's the "problem" - ask the odroid people about "automatically" (i've
no experience with that system, sorry)

>The line that starts it, xinit/xsessionrc specifically says -listen tcp
>as an argument for /usr/bin/X

I doubt the call is simply altered from listen to nolisten.
Pass it some unexpected bullshit argument ("-gnarf") and see whether
that has some impact - otherwise i'd say whatever starts X in that
environment doesn't care about xinit/xsessionrc at all.


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