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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:40 am    Post subject: SLIM keeps bouncing back to login Reply with quote

Having reinstalled Gentoo on my PC I set up SLIM and Openbox as before. But now, when I log in SLIM just keeps bouncing me back to the login screen. But when I run startx from a console everything works fine. What am I doing wrong? Below are my slim.conf, .xinitrc and slim.log.

.xinitrc:
Code:

[[ -f ~/.Xresources ]] && xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
[[ -f ~/.Xmodmap ]] && xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap

exec openbox-session


slim.log
Code:


slim: open_session: Unable to open session: Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory

slim: unexpected signal 1
slim: connection to X server lost.

slim: unexpected signal 1slim
: unexpected signal 1
slim: connection to X server lost.
slim: connection to X server lost.

slim: unexpected signal 1

slim: unexpected signal slim1: unexpected signal 1

slimslim: connection to X server lost.: connection to X server lost.


slim.conf:
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 vt07

# 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/local/sbin/suspend.sh

# 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            xfce4,icewm-session,wmaker,blackbox
# Alternatively, read available sessions from a directory of scripts:
#sessiondir           /etc/X11/Sessions
# Or, read available sessions from the xsessions desktop files --
# note that this may provide a full path to the session executable!
sessiondir   /usr/share/xsessions

# 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        alex

# Focus the password field on start when default_user is set
# Set to "yes" to enable this feature
focus_password      yes

# 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       gentoo_10_dark

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

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


Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

openrc or systemd?

in the case of openrc drop to terminal as root, and run

Code:

rc-service dbus restart


as your logs are saying dbus failed to start.

then restart xdm via

Code:

rc-service xdm restart


and to make dbus changes permenent if that works

Code:

rc-update add dbus default

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not entirely sure if this is relavant but I was getting similar behaviour when playing around with my .Xauthority file? I believe the system wrote two files .Xauthority-l and .Xauthority-c which didnt do anything other than mess up my x environment and prevented me logging in? In my case removing the two fiiles worked?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks both for the advice and sorry for the late reply. Without dbus running SLIM just hung altogether, but I had already fixed that (sorry -- didn't realise I'd left that old error message in). I'm not sure what the problem was in the end, but Windows 8/UEFI issues caused me to do a clean install anyway, after which it started working...
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