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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:24 am    Post subject: Enter Fluxbox without "startx"? Reply with quote

I decided to only keep my Fluxbox session and delete Gnome. I made the changes, emerging slim and all the rest but I can enter my Desktop only by typing "startx" in a xterm or twm console or something like this!
The same way I can shutdown my system.
How can I enter my Desktop right after giving my name/password to Slim DM and shutdown by a simple menu choice, without annoying consoles?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edit /etc/slim.conf (or thats what it was when I fiddled with slim)

I no longer use slim, at the time, it didn't play well with multiple monitors, so I reverted to gdm.

My /etc/slim.conf looks like the following, be warned, it may be very out of date, but may give some inspiration.

Code:

# Path, X server and arguments (if needed)
# Note: -xauth $authfile is automatically appended
default_path        /bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin
default_xserver     /usr/bin/X
xserver_arguments   -nolisten tcp -br -deferglyphs 16

# Commands for halt, login, etc.
halt_cmd            /sbin/shutdown -h now
reboot_cmd          /sbin/shutdown -r now
console_cmd         /usr/bin/xterm -C -fg white -bg black +sb -T "Console login" -e /bin/sh -c "/bin/cat /etc/issue; exec /bin/login"
#suspend_cmd        /usr/sbin/suspend

# Full path to the xauth binary
xauth_path         /usr/bin/xauth

# Xauth file for server
authfile           /var/run/slim.auth


# Activate numlock when slim starts. Valid values: on|off
numlock             on

# Hide the mouse cursor (note: does not work with some WMs).
# Valid values: true|false
# hidecursor          false

# This command is executed after a succesful login.
# you can place the %session and %theme variables
# to handle launching of specific commands in .xinitrc
# depending of chosen session and slim theme
#
# NOTE: if your system does not have bash you need
# to adjust the command according to your preferred shell,
# i.e. for freebsd use:
# login_cmd           exec /bin/sh - ~/.xinitrc %session
# login_cmd           exec /bin/bash -login ~/.xinitrc %session
login_cmd           exec /bin/bash -login /usr/share/slim/Xsession %session

# Commands executed when starting and exiting a session.
# They can be used for registering a X11 session with
# sessreg. You can use the %user variable
#
# sessionstart_cmd   some command
# sessionstop_cmd   some command
sessionstart_cmd   /usr/bin/sessreg -a -l :0.0 %user
sessionstop_cmd     /usr/bin/sessreg -d -l :0.0 %user

# Start in daemon mode. Valid values: yes | no
# Note that this can be overriden by the command line
# options "-d" and "-nodaemon"
daemon   yes

# Available sessions:
# The current chosen session name replaces %session in the login_cmd
# above, so your login command can handle different sessions.
# If no session is chosen (via F1), %session will be an empty string.
# see the xinitrc.sample file shipped with slim sources
sessions            fluxbox,kde,gnome
sessiondir           /etc/X11/Sessions

# Executed when pressing F11 (requires imagemagick)
screenshot_cmd      import -window root /tmp/SlimScreenShot.png

# welcome message. Available variables: %host, %domain
welcome_msg         Welcome to %host

# Session message. Prepended to the session name when pressing F1
# session_msg         Session:

# shutdown / reboot messages
shutdown_msg       The system is halting...
reboot_msg         The system is rebooting...

# default user, leave blank or remove this line
# for avoid pre-loading the username.
#default_user        simone

# Focus the password field on start when default_user is set
# Set to "yes" to enable this feature
#focus_password      no

# Automatically login the default user (without entering
# the password. Set to "yes" to enable this feature
#auto_login          no


# current theme, use comma separated list to specify a set to
# randomly choose from
current_theme       fingerprint

# Lock file, /etc/init.d/xdm expects slim.pid
lockfile            /var/run/slim.pid

# Log file
logfile             /var/log/slim.log

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got almost the same.
Code:
# Path, X server and arguments (if needed)
# Note: -xauth $authfile is automatically appended
default_path        /bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin
default_xserver     /usr/bin/X
xserver_arguments   -nolisten tcp -br -deferglyphs 16

# Commands for halt, login, etc.
halt_cmd            /sbin/shutdown -h now
reboot_cmd          /sbin/shutdown -r now
console_cmd         /usr/bin/xterm -C -fg white -bg black +sb -T "Console login" -e /bin/sh -c "/bin/cat /etc/issue; exec /bin/login"
#suspend_cmd        /usr/sbin/suspend

# Full path to the xauth binary
xauth_path         /usr/bin/xauth

# Xauth file for server
authfile           /var/run/slim.auth


# Activate numlock when slim starts. Valid values: on|off
numlock             on

# Hide the mouse cursor (note: does not work with some WMs).
# Valid values: true|false
# hidecursor          false

# This command is executed after a succesful login.
# you can place the %session and %theme variables
# to handle launching of specific commands in .xinitrc
# depending of chosen session and slim theme
#
# NOTE: if your system does not have bash you need
# to adjust the command according to your preferred shell,
# i.e. for freebsd use:
# login_cmd           exec /bin/sh - ~/.xinitrc %session
# login_cmd           exec /bin/bash -login ~/.xinitrc %session
login_cmd           exec /bin/bash -login /usr/share/slim/Xsession %session

# Commands executed when starting and exiting a session.
# They can be used for registering a X11 session with
# sessreg. You can use the %user variable
#
# sessionstart_cmd   some command
# sessionstop_cmd   some command
sessionstart_cmd   /usr/bin/sessreg -a -l :0.0 %user
sessionstop_cmd     /usr/bin/sessreg -d -l :0.0 %user

# Start in daemon mode. Valid values: yes | no
# Note that this can be overriden by the command line
# options "-d" and "-nodaemon"
daemon   yes

# Available sessions:
# The current chosen session name replaces %session in the login_cmd
# above, so your login command can handle different sessions.
# If no session is chosen (via F1), %session will be an empty string.
# see the xinitrc.sample file shipped with slim sources
sessions            fluxbox,gnome
#xfce4,icewm,wmaker,blackbox
# Alternatively, read available sessions from a directory:
sessiondir           /etc/X11/Sessions

# Executed when pressing F11 (requires media-gfx/imagemagick for import)
# Alternative is media-gfx/scrot. See Gentoo bug 252241 for more info.
screenshot_cmd      import -window root /slim.png
#screenshot_cmd      scrot /root/slim.png

# welcome message. Available variables: %host, %domain
welcome_msg         Welcome to %host

# Session message. Prepended to the session name when pressing F1
# session_msg         Session:

# shutdown / reboot messages
shutdown_msg       The system is halting...
reboot_msg         The system is rebooting...

# default user, leave blank or remove this line
# for avoid pre-loading the username.
#default_user        simone

# Focus the password field on start when default_user is set
# Set to "yes" to enable this feature
#focus_password      no

# Automatically login the default user (without entering
# the password. Set to "yes" to enable this feature
#auto_login          no


# current theme, use comma separated list to specify a set to
# randomly choose from
current_theme       slim-gentoo-simple

# Lock file, /etc/init.d/xdm expects slim.pid
lockfile            /var/run/slim.pid

# Log file
logfile             /var/log/slim.log


The only difference was that the field "sessions" was marked and there was no Fluxbox and Gnome between the sessions.
Code:
#sessions            xfce4,icewm,wmaker,blackbox

So I unmarked it:
Code:
sessions            fluxbox,gnome
#xfce4,icewm,wmaker,blackbox

Let's see now... :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, I had the same result (xterm) and worst off all, didn't started the fluxbox session with "startx"! So I typed "fluxbox" and I saw a desktop without window borders and buttons! So, I changed the file as it was and now I'm in a normal fluxbox session.
My problem remains. I just want to put my name & password in the Slim field and see my fluxbox without the ugly xterm terminal!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You also need a file called 'fluxbox' in /etc/X11/Sessions

or, at least a filename which matches what you have coded in your slim config.

My /etc/X11/Sessions/fluxbox belongs to package x11-wm/fluxbox-1.3.2

So, if it's not there, re-emerge fluxbox.

My Fluxbox use flags are :-
Code:
[I] x11-wm/fluxbox
     Available versions:  1.1.1-r3 1.3.1 1.3.2 **9999 {{bidi gnome +imlib -newmousefocus nls +slit +toolbar (+)truetype vim-syntax xinerama}}
     Installed versions:  1.3.2(15:11:01 30/11/11)(imlib nls slit toolbar truetype xinerama -bidi -vim-syntax)
     Homepage:            http://www.fluxbox.org
     Description:         Fluxbox is an X11 window manager featuring tabs and an iconbar

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In /etc/X11/Sessions, I have:
Code:
fluxbox
Gnome
xsession


In my slim.conf says:
Code:
# Alternatively, read available sessions from a directory:
sessiondir           /etc/X11/Sessions

Isn't the same?

My fluxbox edition is:
Code:
[I] x11-wm/fluxbox
     Available versions:  1.1.1-r3 1.3.1 1.3.2 **9999 {bidi gnome +imlib -newmousefocus nls +slit +toolbar (+)truetype vim-syntax xinerama}
     Installed versions:  1.3.2(08:58:40 AM 05/06/2012)(imlib nls slit toolbar truetype vim-syntax -bidi -xinerama)
     Homepage:            http://www.fluxbox.org


Do you think that I must re-emerge it?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Permissions in your /etc/X11/Sessions directory?
Mine are
Code:
  /etc/X11/Sessions:
  total used in directory 12 available 386168
  drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   47 Sep  4 20:46 .
  drwxr-xr-x 8 root root  125 Jun 24 12:06 ..
  -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1975 Sep  4 20:46 KDE-4
  -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2187 Jun 24 12:06 Xsession
  -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2004 Nov 30  2011 fluxbox

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you should look in this post
You may have the same problem?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have working .xinitrc file? Maybe it shall be simpler to change the login_cmd in slim.conf to call that one instead of Xsession?

Something like

Code:
login_cmd           exec /bin/bash -login ~/.xinitrc


The .xinitrc would have

Code:
exec startfluxbox
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No progress updates?
I am interested to hear what the solution is.
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