[openbox] Can't create a valid menu.xml

52midnight info at 52midnight.com
Mon Apr 29 13:49:36 EDT 2013

On Tue, 30 Apr 2013 03:20:18 +1000, Jim Rees <rees at umich.edu> wrote:

> I don't think there's a problem with your menu.xml. The problem is that
> openbox thinks you're logged in as root (you're not, are you?).

Yes, have been running as root for more than a dozen years. Not religious,  
you see, and my home system.

> How are you logging in

Via /etc/inittab:

#c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty1 linux
c1:12345:respawn:/bin/login -f root 38400 tty1 linux
c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty2 linux

> and how are you starting openbox?

Via ~/.bash_profile:

mesg n

if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ]; then

... and ~/.xinitrc:

if [ -n "$failsafe" ]; then
	exec startlxde
#	twm &
#	exec xterm
	exec $command

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