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I recently installed Arch Linux on my notebook and it works fine. But there is still one small problem. Following to the SLiM manual I can use exit to exit to the shell.

Unlike expected, I won't return to the shell, there is just a black screen where I cannot input anything. Also ALT + F1, ALT + F2, ALT + F3 or ALT + F4 makes no difference.

Do I need to configure anything? Any suggestions?

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See the wiki page. If you still problems, you'll need to capture the log and put it into pastebin to show us:

tail -n 50 /var/log/slim.log

BTW. According to Arch Linux wiki, SLiM is outdated and upstream development has ceased

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Which Login Manager would you recommend me then? – mhmpl Feb 21 '12 at 10:59
I use LXDM, but may I recommend that you try lightdm – julionc Feb 21 '12 at 16:38

You said Alt + F1 wasn't doing anything but, to switch between consoles for me it's Ctrl+Alt+F1/F2/F3/etc., so that might have been the issue.

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