[Assist] Can't boot after fresh install

Luke Shumaker lukeshu at lukeshu.com
Sun Oct 29 14:50:19 GMT 2017

On Sun, 29 Oct 2017 09:41:59 -0400,
Andrew wrote:
> Hi, I am running a parabola OpenRC LXDE after gui installing from a OpenRC LXDE Dual (i686 and x86_64)
> iso. Hardware: Samsung NC110 netbook(purchased 2011). I checked the sha512sum before installing. 
> I ran the GUI installation procedure, and completed all ~5 sections: 1] format and mount partitions; 2]
> install Base system; 3] grub installation; 4] system configuration; 5] create user account; 6] Install
> live DVD desktop applications.
> Upon completion I rebooted and arrived at a tty2 click screen, prompted with:
> -bash: startx: command not found

Can you verify if you have networking?  If you do, I suspect that
running `sudo pacman -S xorg-xinit` fix the issue.

I've CC'd David, who created the openrc ISOs, he might have a better
idea what went wrong.

> I then entered "caja --force-desktop"
> But this distribution is not the desktop environment mate, so I didn't get any response from this. 
> Should I go back and install the whole thing over via the installation guides: 
> https://wiki.parabola.nu/Beginners%27_Guide
> https://wiki.parabola.nu/Installation_Guide
> ?
> But aren't they both are written for mate? I have the LXDE version. What should I do?

The beginners' guide is actually mostly for the text-based installer
(running every command manually in the shell at a TTY).

The OpenRC ISOs didn't exist until the first of this month, so it's
going to be a bit before wiki documentation catches up :)

> My experience: 2 years self-study learning bash programming on tldp.org via their advanced bash
> shellscripting online textbook on trisquel mini 7.0. 

Happy hacking,
~ Luke Shumaker

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