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Old 11-20-2015, 03:09 PM   #1
anon03
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Can't Display Graphical Sessions


Installed arch and then did my post-install routine. (pacman config, useradd, network config, DNS, firewall, etc...) Then I installed gdm along with 3 DE/WMs: gnome, xfce4, and i3. I reboot and nothing happened because I forgot to enable gdm service. I reboot again and....

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Old 11-20-2015, 05:55 PM   #2
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Your startx command fails because you are using the default xinitrc and the commands it contains are calling programs such as twm, xclock and xterm that you apparently did not install. (As you are told by the Xorg error output)

If you want to use startx you have to put something meaningful into your xinitrc.

EDIT: Oh, and you should NOT run this stuff as root. This is not about "judging"... I think you can actually break things by doing this if config files are being created as root. Depending on where these are put you might have trouble to use the graphical environment as a normal user later on.

Last edited by joe_2000; 11-20-2015 at 05:58 PM. Reason: EDIT: added comment on running stuff as root
 
  


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