Lack of .xinitrc causes gtk3 apps (pavucontrol, lutris, etc) to open slowly

I recently noticed that my pavucontrol took forever to open. Found an archwiki forum post that had the answer, I needed a .xinitrc with the boilerplate xinitrc code (/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc) and then things started working as expected. Unsure if this is exclusive to the qtile install option (or potentially other more barebones wm install options).
This should be done by done by default, haven’t seen this problem on any other Linux OS I’ve used.

Did you just have to install xinit?

I don’t think xinit is installed by default. X11 users could probably live without it with their DM and DE.

Only thing I did was cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc ~/.xinitrc. I have just now noticed it’s also made firefox and steam start instantly, they used to take around 30-60s to do so. There are probably a lot of things affected by this that I personally don’t use or havent found yet.

Welcome to the forum.

Archwiki forum? It would be useful to post a link to that post.
not archwiki forum whoops, anyways. here

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