Cannot open /dev/tty0 (No such file or directory)

Mike Drennan drennan.mike at
Mon Aug 14 17:33:49 UTC 2017


A month ago my daughter accidentally deleted the Crouton partition we had
created two+ years ago on this Yoga 11e Chromebook.  She managed to
reinstall Crouton, and using xfce I managed to reload a lot of the packages
I'd lost, including Minecraft!  However neither Java 7 or 8 were doing the
trick opening the .jar.  When I thought to troubleshoot today I got this
message -

X.Org X Server 1.18.4
Release Date: 2016-07-19
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 4.4.0-83-generic x86_64 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux localhost 4.4.64-09098-g4504f6dcbb08 #1 SMP
PREEMPT Wed Jul 26 23:35:01 PDT 2017 x86_64
Kernel command line: cros_secure console= loglevel=7 init=/sbin/init
cros_secure oops=panic panic=-1 root=/dev/dm-0 rootwait ro
dm_verity.error_behavior=3 dm_verity.max_bios=-1 dm_verity.dev_wait=1 dm="1
vroot none ro 1,0 3584000 verity
hashstart=3584000 alg=sha1
noinitrd vt.global_cursor_default=0
kern_guid=37cf5cef-d979-2a41-83d0-eaca20a426ee add_efi_memmap boot=local
noresume noswap i915.modeset=1 tpm_tis.force=1 tpm_tis.interrupts=0
Build Date: 17 July 2017  05:05:12PM
xorg-server 2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.3 (For technical support please see
Current version of pixman: 0.33.6
       Before reporting problems, check
       to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
       (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
       (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(++) Log file: "/tmp/Xorg.crouton.1.log", Time: Mon Aug 14 12:11:39 2017
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
Fatal server error:
(EE) parse_vt_settings: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (No such file or directory)
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
for help.
(EE) Please also check the log file at "/tmp/Xorg.crouton.1.log" for
additional information.
(EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
/usr/bin/xinit: giving up
/usr/bin/xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
/usr/bin/xinit: server error
Unmounting /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/xenial...

I'm attaching the crouton.log file for your review. It seems I'm not the
only one to have lost the tty0 file on their instance, see

Should I rebuild this file, or simply delete the Crouton instance and start
over? If so how? Sorry for the Amateur's Week questions, and thanks in
advance for your help!​
 Xorg.crouton1.log issue for Crouton
Michael Drennan
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