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#1 2019-01-27 02:47:05

Registered: 2019-01-27
Posts: 1

Blank Screen Xfce logout Install/Config Xfce centos 7 minimal install

Hello.  While there are many instruction on installing Xfce on centos 7 (https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=27621, https://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/General#hea … 796adfe2f8, https://www.rootusers.com/how-to-instal … s-7-linux/, https://blog.vpscheap.net/how-to-setup- … -centos-7/, http://jensd.be/125/linux/rhel/install- … n-centos-7), I can't seem to get Xfce to work properly without resorting to

systemctl set-default graphical.target

when I install Xfce on top of a minimal centos 7 install.

From a minimal centos install, I install Xfce as follows:

yum install epel-release -y
yum groupinstall "X Window System" -y
yum groupinstall "Xfce" -y
echo "exec /bin/startxfce4" >> ~/.xinitrc

after that I am able to launch xfce via startx


However, I get a black blank screen when I attempt to logout from Xfce.  The screen is just black and I cannot Alt+F2 or anything like that.  It seems as though I loose the tty somehow when I login Xfce.  This happens whether I launch xfce as root or as another user.  There has to be an extra step to this because I have another desktop install where I can set the default target to multi-user.target and still be able to launch Xfce via startx.

What am I missing?


#2 2019-03-28 00:47:26

Registered: 2018-05-24
Posts: 8

Re: Blank Screen Xfce logout Install/Config Xfce centos 7 minimal install

The answer is in this post:

https://unix.stackexchange.com/question … with-mouse

See question and answer by Jeff Luyet.  Give it a upvote if it helps you.


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