I'm trying to install an X server on a newly installed Arch Linux VirtualBox guest machine, but when I type "startx", the X server only runs for a split second, and then dumps me back to the shell. Here are my ~/.xinitrc and /var/log/Xorg.0.log files posted via wgetpaste. What could be wrong?
I'm not sure but i dont see any desktop or window manager in your .xinitrc .
.xinitrc is used to execute a window manager or a desktop when the x server starts.
So you need to install a desktop or window manager that you like.
i3wm / urxvt / luakit
As the output says, the session is terminating normally.
What is VBoxClient-all supposed to do? (edit: I just installed it to try to find out, but it has no man page, nor does it respond to --help or -h).
EDIT: the virtualbox wiki page is quite clear that this command must be followed by a window manager, or DE in your xinitrc. You need to tell X to do something, otherwise it will very happily do nothing as you have told it to.
Last edited by Trilby (2013-07-24 11:15:02)
Just like those Apple II and Commodore 64 machines of yesteryear, huh?
Okay, I believe I've got it down now.