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it should behave correctly without any configuration.
if you've installed all the packages on the download folder on a full slackware -current and you added your user to the default slackware desktop's user groups (it's done during user creation pressing up-arrow when selecting default groups) the only thing I can think of that can cause this behaviour is your ~/.xinitirc file: can you please post it, if you have one in your $HOME?
I have doing my tests starting from a clean ~/.config folder: a thing to check is moving it elsewhere and restart the desktop session...
try also to
as it shouldn't be needed anymore (also hal shouldn't).
bass@Slackware:~$ cat .xinitrc
# $XConsortium: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.4 91/08/22 11:41:34 rws Exp $
# merge in defaults and keymaps
if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $sysresources
if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
if [ -f $userresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $userresources
if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
# Start the window manager:
if [ -z $DESKTOP_SESSION ]; then
I tried renaming .config/ and restarting, didn't help Sorry for constantly bugging you on this, I'm just out of ideas. Thanks a lot for your help!
can you try creating a new user with adduser granting him default permissions for desktop use (if you follow the procedure it will tell you when to press the up arrow) and see if it behaves the same with this new user?
- are you using 13.1 or current?
- can you please post the output (maybe on pastebin, posting the resulting link here, can be better) of
I created a test user and placed it in suggested additional groups (audio, cdrom, floppy, plugdev, video, power, netdev). Still, it's not authorized to mount external drives. It only works well if I log in to LXDE as root.
I'm using a rather up-to-date -current. Here's my list of installed packages:
Wow, haven't edited fstab since Fedora Core 3, ages ago But anyway, there are no entries for any external drive. I even commented out the entry for my DVD drive, but can't mount DVDs either.
Then again, on the previous version of LXDE I was using, automount wasn't supported at all, and I mounted everything by command. Since I was planning on getting a new laptop soon and installing everything from scratch, I guess I can live with this for a couple of weeks. At least my LXDE experience is, as a whole, much nicer..
Well, I'm not sure, since I haven't used all of this (and won't have time to even download it, much less install it, in the near future). That certainly appears to be the case though.
I can't help but wonder if the $HOME copy of xinitrc and the system copy were out of sync though -- i.e. the copy at $HOME/.xinitrc still had the hardcoded use of ck-launch-session (without checking for DESKTOP_SESSION), while the system copy (in /etc/X11/xinit/) had the proper checking. The copy in $HOME doesn't get updated unless you re-run xwmconfig.
That being said, I don't think that's relevant with lxdm being used, so maybe we're just back where we started :-)