Busybox ash as a login shell
I have a nice shiny new Linux system set up on my machine, but it has a problem, to get X to run, I have to login from a getty and then type "startx" which probably requires root access. This kindof sucks a lot.
So I have installed SLiM as a login manager. I can run it from inittab and then I get a nice graphical login window.
However, when I actually login (with correct username and password) it tells me: "failed to run the login script" or something like that and restarts.
I ran into this problem before, and I remember what causes it. I am using busybox ash instead of bash. My system does not have bash at all, and I do not want to install it.
SLiM has a config file allowing you to change the command that gets run upon a successful login, which is tailored to bash by default.
The line looks like this:
So, basically, my question is, how can I replicate this bash behavior with busybox ash?
What should this line be to make slim work with busybox ash?
However, runlevel has nothing to do with the problem. I never had trouble running X, X always runs fine. I had actually 3 seperate problems, but all are solved now.
Issue 1: this issue, busybox ash as a login shell. Not sure exactly what the issue was with it before, but I changed the invocation to
/bin/busybox ash - /etc/slimrc %session
and that works fine.
Issue 2: /etc/slimrc doesn't get %session properly. I gave up and hardcoded it in the script.
Issue 3: There was a problem with Xauth files, so I removed xauth altogether.
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