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I've been trying to install LXDE with lxdm on Arch, and followed the instructions given at archlinux.org and lxde.org on how to set these things up together.

Here's the manipulations I make to inittab:

# Boot to X11

and add:

x:5:respawn:/usr/sbin/lxdm >& /dev/null
xt:5:wait:/usr/bin/chvt 7

just as I'm told to do from the 2 websites. The final result I get is:

INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: Disabled for 5 minutes

I tried manipulating things so that I might get it to work but it doesn't!

Thanks so much for any helps ;-)

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When are you getting your error message? Have you tried the daemon method (adding lxdm to the DAEMONS array in rc.conf)? Is lang=1 in lxdm.conf? – user13742 Mar 18 '12 at 13:15
I just tried the daemon mode. Is it more than adding the word lxdm in the end of parentheses? It doesn't work, but here's something: In both lxdm.log and Xorg.0.log I have Fatal server error. No screens found and I don't have an xorg.conf, but how do I generate one? – Haix64 Mar 18 '12 at 14:34
and yeah, the lang=1 is there. – Haix64 Mar 18 '12 at 14:34
Generated an xorg.conf here in Ubuntu and moved it to Arch's X11 directory, but doesn't work. I'm getting to believe that there's some package or something that I haven't installed and also main instructions in lxde.org and archlinux.org are imcomplete. Any ideas? – Haix64 Mar 18 '12 at 15:30
Do you have the xorg-server and xorg-xinit packages installed? And the appropriate driver for your card? – Kevin Mar 18 '12 at 18:24
up vote 1 down vote accepted

To run an x server, the main packages to install are xorg-server, xorg-xinit, and whichever driver you need for your system. Ensure you have all three of those packages, xorg-xinit in particular seems to commonly be forgotten or overlooked.

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Yes, you're absolutely right! I did what you said and I'm right now writing this post from my Arch-LXDE! In fact the reason I believe I wasn't able to get it done was my lack of knowledge on structure of X. I still don't know enough about it and gotta study it, but thanks so much for getting me going! ;-) – Haix64 Mar 23 '12 at 14:19

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