/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc not executable

Bug #491696 reported by Joshua Nekl
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xinit (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xinit

When running vncserver, the default ~/.vnc/xstartup contains
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

This command fails to run since xinitrc is not executable.
Fix is to `sudo chmod +x /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc`.

Affects Ubuntu 9.10 & 9.04.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Dec 2 21:11:08 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
MachineType: System manufacturer P5K SE
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: xinit 1.1.1-1
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-15-generic root=UUID=fee6fea3-fb48-49d1-bc6a-6af8cd9a32c1 ro quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-15.50-generic
 xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu10
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4
 libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: xinit
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-15-generic i686
 Error: command ['xrandr', '--verbose'] failed with exit code 1: Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":1.0".
 RandR extension missing
dmi.bios.date: 06/25/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 1402
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: P5K SE
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr1402:bd06/25/2009:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnP5KSE:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnP5KSE:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
dmi.product.name: P5K SE
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer
fglrx: Not loaded
setxkbmap: Error: command ['setxkbmap', '-print'] failed with exit code 255: XKB extension not present on :1.0
 distro: Ubuntu
 architecture: i686kernel: 2.6.31-15-generic

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Joshua Nekl (joshuanekl) wrote :
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Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Confirmed in Lucid (development) and in Hardy LTS. I'm wondering if this is intentional and it is a problem with VNC, but we'll let a developer decide that. Thank you for your bug report.

Changed in xinit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Bryce Harrington (bryce)
tags: added: karmic
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Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

[This is an automatic notification.]

Hi Joshua,

This bug was reported against an earlier version of Ubuntu, can you
test if it still occurs on Lucid?

Please note we also provide technical support for older versions of
Ubuntu, but not in the bug tracker. Instead, to raise the issue through
normal support channels, please see:


If you are the original reporter and can still reproduce the issue on
Lucid, please run the following command to refresh the report:

  apport-collect 491696

If you are not the original reporter, please file a new bug report, so
we can work with you as the original reporter instead (you can reference
bug 491696 in your report if you think it may be related):

  ubuntu-bug xorg

If by chance you can no longer reproduce the issue on Lucid or if you
feel it is no longer relevant, please mark the bug report 'Fix Released'
or 'Invalid' as appropriate, at the following URL:


Changed in xinit (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-retested-on-lucid-by-june
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Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Bryce, this is still an issue in Lucid.

Changed in xinit (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xinit - 1.3.4-1

xinit (1.3.4-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Team upload.
  * New upstream release.
    - Drop d/p/07-Pass-files-to-cpp-via-CLI-arg-instead-of-stdin-to-wo.patch,
      Merged upstream
    - debian/patches/001_debian_xinitrc.diff: Refreshed
  * Fix debian/patches/03_debian_startx_manpage.diff, a Debian specific note
    was not shown anymore
  * debian/rules: Make /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc executable to make lintian happy
    and also to fix LP: #491696

 -- Laurent Bigonville <email address hidden> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:00:29 +0200

Changed in xinit (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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