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Bia
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: LXDE wont run Reply with quote

i have xfce4 installed as DE and its working fine but i decided to try out lxde the emerge went fine when i wanted to boot it up from shell it said
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cp: cannot stat /usr/share/lxde/pcmanfm/pcmanfm.conf No such file or directory

fixed with
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mkdir -p /usr/share/lxde/pcmanfm
cp  /etc/xdg/pcmanfm/default/pcmanfm.conf /usr/share/lxde/pcmanfm/pcmanfm.conf
but when i run exec startlxde in shell it force me back to login o.o and when i run startlxde it does nothing when i run startlxde while logged in xfce4 it switch to lxde o.o so how do i solve this mess? it also seems that when i installed lxde some new programs got integrated into xfce4. id like to have both DE installed.
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Bia
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump. still having the problem... i would really appreciate some basic clues, where to look, etc...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was this ever solved ?
I am having the same issue right now, and can just not start lxde.

The default installation of lxde will not create this file, and I find no other version of this file.
If I create a dummy one, the command startlxde just does nothing...
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charles17
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xavier10 wrote:
I... the command startlxde just does nothing...

Never tried that. I use startx.
~/.xinitrc :
# https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/X_resources#Adding_to_xinitrc
[[ -f ~/.Xresources ]] && xrdb -merge -I$HOME ~/.Xresources
exec startfluxbox

~/.fluxbox/startup:
lxpanel &
exec fluxbox

/etc/portage/package.use:
...
x11-wm/fluxbox -systray -toolbar vim-syntax
...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just use startx and have this in my .xinitrc:
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exec startlxde


Does this work for you?
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NTU
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd recommend installing LightDM then using that to launch LXDE. I've been using LXDE for years, never had an issue like that before. Using things like startlxde in your xinitrc avoids usage of PAM and such, and PAM and policykit are good things. /etc/security/limits.conf = good. startx / startlxde etc doesn't have all the security back-end stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NTU wrote:
..., and PAM and policykit are good things.

Sounds very interesting. Are you recommending PAM even for single seated computers? ( topic 1000290 )
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