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Old 08-27-2014, 02:26 AM   #1
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startx in fluxbox gives an empty black screen!


hi! folks... i install fluxbox because for its lightweight window manager. its good for low RAM systems i tried it... but in the boot screen. i type
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emely@Emely~# startx
result was an empty black screen

and when i try this
emely@Emely~# sudo startx
it works... but all of it features doesn't work.
like. e.g vlc, power management, all files and folders has no icons weird!

vlc wont start even i will start it in terminal
i have a
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Linux Lite 1.0.8 i386
Default WM: GNOME
 
Old 08-27-2014, 02:39 AM   #2
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The sudo command has to be run in users shell. Also startx should be run as user. You're logged in as root.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 02:42 AM   #3
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yeah... that is why.. im not comfortable logging in with sudo startx..., cause when i try to startx it just gave me an empty screen...!
 
Old 08-27-2014, 03:08 AM   #4
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black screen maybe correct, have you tried to click the right mouse button to show fluxbox menu? what do you see?
 
Old 08-27-2014, 03:10 AM   #5
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no nothing happens i tried it..! i dont know why.. if i type sudo startx woah... it works.. it shows me the desktop and its fluxbox theme.. but i reboot and type startx omg.. nothing happens!
 
Old 08-27-2014, 03:36 AM   #6
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What OS?
You have gnome, is your login manager gdm3?
 
Old 08-27-2014, 03:51 AM   #7
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uuhmmm.. yeah but im using console boot now...
 
Old 08-27-2014, 04:01 AM   #8
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At log screen after clicking on name there should be an to choose session or you need to reconfigure gdm3 to start fluxbox as default DE.
 
  


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