Can't run NetworkManager, SessionManager and other daemons

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Can't run NetworkManager, SessionManager and other daemons

Post#1 by Pastagansa » 09 Jun 2017, 10:48

Hi, I'm using Porteus 3.2.2 Xfce i586 on a 8G USB stick. I formatted my USB stick in ext2 and I extracted the ISO contents directly to the root of the USB. Ran the installation script from GNU/Linux and it finished successfully. I'm able to boot the USB live.

All right up to this point. The problem is, when I run Porteus from USB in Graphic mode, it runs a bit more slowly than when I run it from the live ISO and when the system is entering in the level 4 init, it says:

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/usr/bin/xauth: file /var/run/slim.auth does not exist
But later, when I ls to this path, the file actually exists! And when it finally brings me the desktop, I realize that I can't shut down or reset graphically from xfce4-session (the option is always greyed out). I can't either connect to the internet because NetworkManager didn't run and I can't bring it up. And when I try to run xfce4-power-manager-settings it says that it can't connect to the Xfce Power Manager because:

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The name org.xfce.PowerManager was not provided by any .service files
/var/log/syslog has tons of lines with errors from pulseaudio (that doesn't work either):

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[pulseaudio] main.c: Module load failed.
[pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to initialize daemon.
[pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed.
It fails with other desktop environments too, but not when I run Porteus in Always fresh mode or from the live ISO.

Do someone else had this problem? What's causing the trouble?

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Re: Can't run NetworkManager, SessionManager and other daemo

Post#2 by donald » 09 Jun 2017, 11:24


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Re: Can't run NetworkManager, SessionManager and other daemo

Post#3 by Pastagansa » 09 Jun 2017, 12:22

Tried your solution and it's finally working fine :D I think the key is that I was using p7zip to extract the ISO image contents directly to the USB and it messed up some files; instead of mounting it and copying the contents manually to the USB preserving file permissions as you pointed on your post.

Nevertheless, it keeps saying that the slim.auth file on /var/run is missing on every boot, but it doesn't seem to matter. Thanks!

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Re: Can't run NetworkManager, SessionManager and other daemo

Post#4 by donald » 09 Jun 2017, 14:11

Excellent!

The "slim.auth file" message seems to be normal - i have this too.

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Re: Can't run NetworkManager, SessionManager and other daemo

Post#5 by fulalas » 10 Jun 2017, 01:40

donald wrote:The "slim.auth file" message seems to be normal - i have this too.
Pastagansa wrote:But later, when I ls to this path, the file actually exists!
Yep, I see the same message here all the time. In fact I'm thinking about using another auto-login method. Anyone has an idea?

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Re: Can't run NetworkManager, SessionManager and other daemo

Post#6 by brokenman » 10 Jun 2017, 17:08

The system is booting so fast that the file isn't there the first time it is looked for. A split second later it is there.
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