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deltamalloc
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:21 pm    Post subject: Display manager that works? Reply with quote

I've tried XDM and "slim", none of them work (see http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-949852.html ).

What can I use that will actually work? I'd like something simple and fast since this is an old computer and I'm running XFCE.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to try lightdm with its gtk-greeter.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For an older computer you may want to set it up to autostart X upon logon, like here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Start_X_at_Login
Of course, there are many ways to skin this cat, you may even start X from inittab.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
For an older computer you may want to set it up to autostart X upon logon, like here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Start_X_at_Login
Of course, there are many ways to skin this cat, you may even start X from inittab.


That's brilliant.

Minimalistic, fast and doesn't even require a login manager. I hate bloated programs, this is just perfect.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

franzf wrote:
You might want to try lightdm with its gtk-greeter.


Even though I'm not going to use it I'm a curious person and I'd like to at least be able to do this. I can't get lightdm with gtk-greeter to work either, same problem as with slim and xdm.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@deltamalloc
I had the same exact problem with slim. Make sure that dbus is on your running level.

Code:

rc-update add dbus default


Also in the /etc/slim.conf file you need to comment:
Code:

login_cmd           exec /bin/bash -login /usr/share/slim/Xsession %session

And uncomment:
Code:

login_cmd           exec /bin/bash -login ~/.xinitrc %session


Use F11 (when running slim) to change the sessions too!
Also create a .xinitrc file based on the sample in /usr/share/doc/slim-1.3.2-r7/xinitrc.sample
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rmzelnick wrote:
@deltamalloc
I had the same exact problem with slim. Make sure that dbus is on your running level.

Code:

rc-update add dbus default


Also in the /etc/slim.conf file you need to comment:
Code:

login_cmd           exec /bin/bash -login /usr/share/slim/Xsession %session

And uncomment:
Code:

login_cmd           exec /bin/bash -login ~/.xinitrc %session


Use F11 (when running slim) to change the sessions too!
Also create a .xinitrc file based on the sample in /usr/share/doc/slim-1.3.2-r7/xinitrc.sample


Thanks! This actually worked for me, now I can use slim to login successfully.
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