Just as a disclaimer, I'm brand-new to Arch linux. I installed Arch this morning after using linux mint for some time. Anyways, I wish to use SLiM as my login manager, but whenever I try to log in (whether it be root or my typical user) it says "failed to execute login command", then flashes a black screen and takes me back to an empty "Login:" box. I used
systemctl disable slim.service
systemctl enable kdm.service
and upon reboot am able to login perfectly fine.
I feel like I'm missing something fairly obvious, so any help is appreciated.
Do yo have a /home/user/.xinitrc set up ?
Is it launching your desktop ?
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There's no .xinitrc folder or file in my home folder.
Using Slim requires setup. Use the wiki, it has some great info!
My .xinitrc file now contains this
#!/bin/sh # # ~/.xinitrc # # Executed by startx (run your window manager from here) exec startkde
I tried adding
exec ck-launch-session startkde
instead of just
and that did not work either.
Do either of you know how the file is supposed to looks? Thanks for the input, anyways.
First you don't need ck-launch-session. Secondly, make sure you have lxde, kde, or whatever environment you want actually installed.