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SBN 12-05-2011 06:27 AM

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

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.

but if im in runlevel 3 and execute startx im directed to the fluxbox desktop

raskin 12-06-2011 12:23 AM

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?

i92guboj 12-06-2011 03:37 AM

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.

SBN 12-12-2011 01:22 PM

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.

raskin 12-12-2011 01:32 PM

Does it work with any other WM?

SBN 12-13-2011 01:06 PM

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 :)

Konphine 12-14-2011 12:55 AM

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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