Just installed a fresh Arch in Virtualbox and everything worked perfectly. Installed X and DWM + dmenu. The problem is... I can't seem to start any application while I'm in X. No Firefox, Thunar, nothing. Not even urxvt.
The last I did was installation of fontconfig-ubuntu, freetype2-ubuntu and cairo-ubuntu from AUR.
Can you help me?
Last edited by parazyd (2013-03-26 15:35:33)
What error messages do you get? Did you install those programs?
The errors would come out with the output from X, which may be on tty1 depending on how you launch it.
To troubleshoot, I'd put a "urxvt &" before "exec dwm" in your xinitrc. Then when dwm starts, you'll have a terminal, and you can try to run programs and see output clearly.
Also, dmenu clearly words. Do you have other launchers in your dwm config.h that you've tried?
Last edited by Trilby (2013-03-26 12:46:22)
I'll be sure to try that later. I'm at work now...
EDIT: Seems like those three packages ruined everything. I reverted back with
pacman -S --asdeps freetype2 cairo fontconfig
Seems like everything's okay now.
Last edited by parazyd (2013-03-26 14:46:50)