I'm a totally new VL user, having just installed VL 5.9 Light today (my workhorse system for the last three years has been Puppy Linux on a flash drive; I'm installing VL at the moment to see if it runs faster than Puppy 3.01 on an old system that I have). I had some network problems which I attempted to fix through vasmCC - eventually they were fixed through vasm. But something seems to have happened to LXDE as I was using vasmCC. At one point I used netconf in vasmCC to start a connection, and suddenly LXDE crashed and I was returned to the xdm (I assume it's xdm??) login screen. Now, if I try to login either as root or as my user, LXDE crashes every time - it flashes the bottom bar on the screen and then returns to the login. Fluxbox, on the other hand, works fine.
My system specs are as follows:
256 MB RAM with a 590 meg swap partition
VL on a hard drive partition with 3.6 G of RAM, currently full to about 2.6 G
SiS graphics card (due to Xorg problems that I have had in Puppy, I have changed /etc/X11/xorg.conf in VL to specify the card driver as 'vesa' instead of 'sis')
Any idea how I can get LXDE to function again? I find this a complete mystery. Have not yet had the chance to try starting LXDE from the command line.