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I just installed Arch from a live cd, set up network, installed wifi drivers, catalyst for my gpu (mobility hd 5470), xorg with all stuff it needs and then I started to try to use

startx gnome-session

and

xinit gnome-session

as well as starting it with/without xterm, but nothing ever appears, just a black screen, ideas?

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You can't just run startx gnome-session. Properly configure your .xinitrc to boot GNOME, then just run startx. (Better solution: boot into GDM -- instructions can be found on the Arch Wiki.)

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Still, it doesn't show up anything when trying to run it by xinit/startx, only a black screen, from what I've read about it I should have access to somekind of interface after booting into X, so that's not really -that- helpful –  P.K. Feb 7 '13 at 22:51
    
Pastebin your .xinitrc and post a link here and I'll tell you if there's anything wrong with it. Also, "startx" doesn't take any arguments. Make sure of that. –  easyegoism Feb 8 '13 at 4:17
    
It was empty, after few hours I noticed that I had to use xorg1.12 not 1.13 because it's not supported by fglrx, it took some time to backport it –  P.K. Feb 8 '13 at 18:51
    
your .xinitrc shouldn't be empty if you're trying to use it with gnome-session... it should contain "exec gnome-session" or something similar. –  easyegoism Feb 8 '13 at 21:05
    
Yea, I noticed that later aswell, still now I have another problem with it freezing and forcing me to hard-restart with almost no opned programs –  P.K. Feb 8 '13 at 21:06

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