Just installed the new version of #! I did a clean install, but kept my /home partition.
The first time I booted up, I was greeted with an infinite loop login screen that would ask for my username, then my password, then my username, then my password etc. etc.
It never said I had typed the wrong information, it just asked me to input it again.
I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F2 and logged into the terminal without any problem. I tried to fix the login loop for a while, but eventually realized I didn't know what I was doing and just installed gdm, which worked perfectly.
So gdm is working, but if there's an easy fix to this problem, I'd like to use slim. Did this happen to anyone else?
Yes I had this, the problem is that slim does not automatically recognise openbox as a default session (though it does for XFCE).
If you press f1 when you get the login screen you should get openbox as an option, which will then let you login successfully.
To avoid doing this every time, edit (or create) your ~/.xsession file with this:
All credit to the arch wiki:
I discovered this when trying to change the default session in SLiM from openbox to awesomewm. If you do not use F1 at the login screen to select your session, it looks for and executes ~/.xsession. If this file does not exist then you get the infinite loop.
The various Wiki's I read for multiple sessions in SLiM don't mention this fact. You need to modify ~/.xsession to execute your chosen default session (in addition to the instructions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SL … ironments)
Hope this info helps somebody else!