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#1 2017-04-12 11:19:31

alexdamo
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Registered: 2017-04-12
Posts: 2

Only three white terminal windows

Dear friends,

I have been trying to install XFCE on arch linux for several days already, and as I'm new to arch linux at all, I've been following the instructions on various sites very carefully, installing it on a virtualbox. Arch linux installs without any problems at all, but the installation of xfce DE ends up showing me the login screen, and after I log in, I only see three white terminal windows, and that's all. I don't know what to do next. Tried it already several times from scratch, but always with the same result. I take it, xfce installs correctly, however, there's possibly something I should do to make it look as expected, but I'm really lost. Sorry, I've been looking for an answer but didn't find anything helpful.
Could anybody show me in the right direction?

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#2 2017-04-12 17:46:35

k-3.14
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Registered: 2017-02-18
Posts: 18

Re: Only three white terminal windows

#pacman -S xorg-server xorg-server-utils xorg-init xorg-apps

#pacman -S xfce4 xfce4-goodies gvfs ttf-liberartion

#reboot

$startxfce4

worked here, also in a vbox

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#3 2017-04-13 21:49:11

alexdamo
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Registered: 2017-04-12
Posts: 2

Re: Only three white terminal windows

Thanks, but I found what I did wrong. It may seem funny, but I always overlooked the instruction that the five last lines in ~/.xinitrc had to be commented out before "exec startxfce4" was added. That's how it should be, and now everything works fine:

#twm &
#xclock .....
#xterm .....
#xterm .....
#exec xterm .....

exec startxfce4

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