Whonix WS X Window System Not Launching


Trying to launch Whonix Workstation instance and it will not launch the window. The state shows up as

active in Qubes Manager but the window does not come up.

As a first step i would make sure your networking templates are updated, those that use sys-firewall and sys-net. qubesctrl for whonix uses python 3.

If that does not work you could uninstall whonix and reinstall it.
qvm-prefs anon-whonix default_dispvm “”
qvm-prefs whonix-ws-15-dvm default_dispvm “”
qvm-remove whonix-ws-15-dvm
qvm-remove anon-whonix
sudo dnf remove qubes-template-whonix-15-ws
sudo dnf remove qubes-template-whonix-15-gw
sudo qubesctrl state.sls qvm.anon-whonix

Its also good to enable apparmor.
qvm-prefs -s whonix-gw-15 kernelopts “nopat apparmor=1 security=apparmor”
qvm-prefs -s sys-whonix kernelopts “nopat apparmor=1 security=apparmor”
qvm-prefs -s whonix-ws-15 kernelopts “nopat apparmor=1 security=apparmor”
qvm-prefs -s anon-whonix kernelopts “nopat apparmor=1 security=apparmor”

If that doesn’t work let me know and we can go into checking journalctl

What would I be looking for in journalctl?

I’ve completed the commands as they were written but the issue remains. After checking journalctl

there seem to be log entries referencing PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules)

op=PAM:setcred grantors=pam_rootok