Milliways
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[SOLVED] How to run GUI in Arch

Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:05 am

I downloaded the following https://extonlinux.wordpress.com/2018/0 ... n-windows/ and have Arch running OK.

I have created a new user (and added to group wheel) and tried to run

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startx
but this returns almost immediately with ~20 lines of output but no error that I can see.

The GUI runs from the root user, but this seems undesirable.

Is there some configuration that is needed to enable users to run the GUI?



Apparently you need to create the file ~/.xinitrc with the content exec startlxde
Last edited by Milliways on Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:09 am, edited 2 times in total.

cjan
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Re: How to run GUI in Arch

Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:39 am

easier way is install display manager, e.g. SDDM.

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