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GSnake
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: Slim starts X but not XFCE4 Reply with quote

As the title says, I've set everything up but when I type my user/pass my PC logs into a X session (black screen with X as cursor) and not into a XFCE4 one. What should I do?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you start XFCE successfully from a text console with the 'startxfce4' command?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you specified xfce in the XSESSION variable?

Code:
# nano -w /etc/env.d/90xsession


XSESSION="Xfce4"

Code:
# env-update && source /etc/profile


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DanneStrat wrote:
Have you specified xfce in the XSESSION variable?

Code:
# nano -w /etc/env.d/90xsession


XSESSION="Xfce4"

Code:
# env-update && source /etc/profile


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I already done that... not working.

Hypnos wrote:
Can you start XFCE successfully from a text console with the 'startxfce4' command?


Yes, it starts.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you post the /etc/slim.conf and the ~/.xinitrc files?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jgascon wrote:
Can you post the /etc/slim.conf and the ~/.xinitrc files?

Solved by installing ConsoleKit...
By the way I've no xinitrc files set for any of the pc users...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a side note. Newer slim (~1.3.4) supports consolekit, so when starting XFCE one does not need to use ck-launch-session. Otherwise 2 sessions are started and the user permissions get messed up.

Also, maybe http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Xfce gives better instructions.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: Slim starts X but not XFCE4 Reply with quote

GSnake wrote:
As the title says, I've set everything up but when I type my user/pass my PC logs into a X session (black screen with X as cursor) and not into a XFCE4 one. What should I do?
I just had exactly the same problem. It seems the "solution" is to press F1 key until you see Session: Xfce4. http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Xfce/Installation#XDM hints to add xfce4-session to your .xsession file to make it the default choice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem beceause dbus wasn't running

solved it by: rc-update add dbus default
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