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{{Article summary text|Starting X automatically at login to a virtual terminal.}}
{{Article summary heading|Related}}
{{Article summary wiki|systemd/User}}
{{Article summary wiki|Automatic login to virtual console}}
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{{Article summary wiki|Silent boot}}
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A [[Display Manager|display manager]] can be used to provide a login screen and start the [[X server]]. This article explains how this can be done using an existing virtual terminal.
To manually start X, {{ic|startx}} is used, which will execute {{ic|~/.xinitrc}}, which may be customized to start the window manager of choice as described in the [[xinitrc]] article.
== Shell RCConfig File ==
To easily accomplish this, add to your shell's rc config:
* Bash - {{ic|~/.bashrc}}
* Zsh - {{ic|~/.zshrc}}
* Csh - {{ic|~/.cshrc}}
* Ksh - {{ic|~/.kshrc}}
The following:
[[ $TTY == "/dev/tty1" ]] && exec startx
== Tips ==
*This method can be combined with [[automatic login to virtual console]].
{{Warning|1=When doing so, if you use [[PulseAudio]] remember to set correct dependencies for the autologin systemd service to ensure that dbus is started before {{ic|~/.xinitrc}} is read (see: [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=155416 BBS#155416])}}
* If you would like to remain logged in when the X session ends, remove {{ic|exec}}.
* To redirect the output of the X session to a file, create an [[alias]]:
: {{bc|1=alias startx='startx &> ~/.xlog'}}
* If you have a profile config ({{ic|~/.bash_profile}}, {{ic|~/.zprofile}}, etc...) place it in there instead to only run on successful logins.

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