I'm running openbsd-6.3 with xmonad-0.13, I've tried using chmod -R +x on the .xmonad directory but when I use startx I get the error in the title. The xmonad.hs file also compiles with no warnings, but xmonad --restart gives the same error. While xmonad will run, it just won't use my xmonad.hs file!

Any thoughts?

  • What is the output of which xmonad, and ls -al $(which xmonad)? – Chris Stryczynski Jul 22 '18 at 16:51
  • which xmonad gives /usr/local/bin/xmonad and ls -al $(which xmonad) returns -rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 3212792 Mar 28 06.52 /usr/local/bin/xmonad – PatchworkMathematician Jul 22 '18 at 19:49

According to OpenBSD as a desktop: cannot get xmonad fully running:

add wxallowed to /etc/fstab for /home.

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