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Old 12-05-2011, 05:27 AM   #1
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Failed to execute login command


Hi guys after i have installed gentoo on my virtual box i followed these links to install fluxbox:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/fluxbox-config.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml

Im using root user and at the graphical login im given failed to "execute login command", i also check this forum using a different user but still failed.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ommand-736159/

but if im in runlevel 3 and execute startx im directed to the fluxbox desktop
 
Old 12-05-2011, 11:23 PM   #2
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Maybe root user is banned from logging in via X?

Can you log in via graphical login as non-root user with some other WM?

Where did you specify fluxbox?
 
Old 12-06-2011, 02:37 AM   #3
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If it is really your login manager which is showing you that error, the problem is either with it or with the fluxbox session file, which should reside under /etc/X11/Sessions/. I can't really be any more concrete without knowing more details about how your initialization process goes.
 
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I also tried using other none root account but same problem.

I didn't do anything much other than follow the instructions in the gentoo X and fluxbox wiki.
 
Old 12-12-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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Does it work with any other WM?
 
Old 12-13-2011, 12:06 PM   #6
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now this is weird... i just left my VM shutdown for 5 days and now that im about to install a new VM to see if it works but now im able to login
 
Old 12-13-2011, 11:55 PM   #7
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In order for your desktop to work, you need to create the .xinitrc file in your home folder and add the command to start the desktop environment.

For example, I use XFCE and I have the file in "/home/user/.xinitrc" and it's a single file that says "exec startxfce4".
 
  


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