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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:20 am    Post subject: Slim login manager. Reply with quote

Just started using Arch, and they've got a package for slim. Just thought I'd let people know about this awesome little program. Far faster and nicer looking than gdm/kdm/xdm imo.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does look pretty nice.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm amazed I never heard of it on these forums. Starts in no time, throws me into openbox really quick, and it's got some really, really nice themes. Even the default is pretty damned spiffy.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like "slim" try looking at "qingy"

In portage, runs on framebuffer.
Quick, configurable and easy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: Slim login manager. Reply with quote

madbiker wrote:
Just started using Arch, and they've got a package for slim. Just thought I'd let people know about this awesome little program. Far faster and nicer looking than gdm/kdm/xdm imo.


How do you mean, "Arch" ?
Cannot find the package in portage.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arch = Arch Linux, I guess (a distro, not a Gentoo package). As for slim...I'll have to try it. Gave qingy a go but didn't like it...I can't remember exactly why. Actually, it was pretty good, but some little thing annoyed me...maybe I couldn't change the mouse cursor, or something.

I'm fussy.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

simon_irl wrote:
Arch = Arch Linux, I guess (a distro, not a Gentoo package). As for slim...I'll have to try it. Gave qingy a go but didn't like it...I can't remember exactly why. Actually, it was pretty good, but some little thing annoyed me...maybe I couldn't change the mouse cursor, or something.

I'm fussy.


okido, thought it was some overlay. just confused, why would one post about Arch linux on a Gentoo forum :)
But appreciate it, since I was looking for a replacement of GDM, and found qingy too ugly.
slim is not in portage yet, also no ebuild submitted on bugzilla. Maybe I'll write one.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SliM looks like a really good program to use. If rel doesn't make an ebuild I'll try to this weekend.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See Bug 107526

I tested this on amd64, after running successful once it keeps segfaulting.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But has anyone made an ebuild for slim yet? I can find one for qingy but not slim. I want the prettiness!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kasyx wrote:
But has anyone made an ebuild for slim yet? I can find one for qingy but not slim. I want the prettiness!

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See bug 107526
That bug is the ebuild, it is not in portage yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slim looks nice, but takes longer to load than gdm.
seems like its starting X twice or probing things too long.
Also it doesn't recognize my sessions. Even adding gnome to the list in the config
file doesn't help.

As long as it is not in portage we shouldn't touch it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SLiM uses ~/.xinitrc and /etc/slim.conf to handle sessions. You can find a xinitrc.sample in the source tarball, or in /usr/share/doc/slim-1.2.3 if you use the newly updated ebuild.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't get slim to shutdown my computer. The readme states that I have to use either "reboot" or "halt" as usernames, but slim just prompts me for a password, and then does noting. And it does not matter if I supply the root password, my user's password or no password... And the path for shutdown is correct in /etc/slim.conf

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

man, just got this thing to work *phew*. there are still some minor issues with torsmo getting put on the slim login after you log out if you dont kill the process, but it looks good. 8)

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I can't get slim to shutdown my computer. The readme states that I have to use either "reboot" or "halt" as usernames, but slim just prompts me for a password, and then does noting. And it does not matter if I supply the root password, my user's password or no password... And the path for shutdown is correct in /etc/slim.conf


where did you read that? i didn't come accross anything of that sort, can you post a link?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys are missing out on the wonders of startx :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

omp wrote:
You guys are missing out on the wonders of startx :wink:


I agree completely. I use this neat little script in /etc/conf.d/local.start :
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su <username> -c 'source /etc/profile;startxfce4 &'


However Linux, and Gentoo in particular is all about freedom of choice. To each his/her own 8)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slim is everything but fast, it takes 5 seconds to start..
Hardly fast.

Besides: anyone knows howto theme it?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sirdilznik wrote:
omp wrote:
You guys are missing out on the wonders of startx :wink:


I agree completely. I use this neat little script in /etc/conf.d/local.start :
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su <username> -c 'source /etc/profile;startxfce4 &'


However Linux, and Gentoo in particular is all about freedom of choice. To each his/her own 8)


pretty cool, i'll check out how smooth this is on the system.

btw, the theming is simple, just check out a variable named theme or something in the config file. then you have to load on a particular folder to have it available, do
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man slim
and you should find some info on how to do it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q-collective wrote:
Besides: anyone knows howto theme it?


Maybe this one helps: http://slim.berlios.de/themes_howto.php
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont quite get the idea of this start script, i move it into /etc/init.d/ and then do my rc-update add slim default, but it always tells me slim is not an executable, but i dont get what i am doing wrong, this is the first time i am trying to add sth to the init script which is not from portage. I am still kind of a newb, so your help will be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slim starts with the xdm startscript. Make a "rc-update add xdm default" and change the DISPLAYMANAGER variable in rc.conf to "slim".
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx a lot for the tip, it worked. Slim is an amazing login manager, and for sure it is no 1 for me now
thx a lot
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, you're welcome.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay thanks!!!!

I was just looking for a cool, small and theme-able login manager.
I don't like gdm or kdm because both need those big libaries of gnome or kde.
And xdm is a bit simple pretty hard to make it look nice.

I just tried slim and I love it already!
It's weird why it's not in portage yet :?

The only problem I run into now, it that I need to remove the lock file before restarting xdm:
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rm /var/run/slim.lock
/etc/init.d/xdm restart

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