Dear users, I got interested in Alpine and trying to work on it a little. I have installed it ("sys" install of v3.10-extended) on a gnome boxes virtual machine (it uses libvirt and qemu, as I understand). So after installation, I added all the repositories : edge/main,community and testing, did update/upgrade and followed instructions to install Gnome there https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Gnome_Setup (plus xf86-video-qxl drivers installed). Launching from gdm (rc-service gdm start) gets a black screen a tenth of a second and goes back to the terminal. From the gdm greeter.log file, the failure seems to come from : "Failed to create backend : No GPUs found with udev". What to do ? Other things I have tried : - install MATE and launch it, which works via lxdm (lightdm does not work). So from lxdm I tried also to launch Gnome but none of the options worked, all leaving an error screen. - install Sway, and the same kind of error appears (0 gpu found). (Note that I need to export XDG_RUNTIME_DIR to /tmp if I want to run sway.) I have the feeling it is most probably an Xorg configuration issue but would have expected it to work out of the box but I am not an expert and could not really find solutions in various forums. Thank you for your help. Regards, Philippe
Philippe Doublet wrote: > installed alpine ("sys" install of v3.10-extended) on a gnome boxes virtual > machine (it uses libvirt and qemu, as I understand). > (plus xf86-video-qxl drivers installed). > > gdm greeter.log file, the failure seems to come from : "Failed to create > backend : No GPUs found with udev". What to do ? Sounds like a driver issue. Did you pass -vga qxl to qemu? I'm not familiar with qxl/spice but according to here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/QEMU#qxl Otherwise, I would experiment with removing the qxl driver so the guest falls back onto the modesetting driver. Although the page is a little sparse, and grsec is no longer used, see https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Qemu as well if you haven't already. Good luck.