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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: autologin without login manager?! d(-_-)b Reply with quote

ever thought about having a really slick, neat minimal xfce/fluxbox system without having to emerge some bloaty and/or crappy login manager such as {x,k,g}dm which you actualy dont need and dont want because they usualy pull in bunch of kde/gnome related stuff?

well fear no more:
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sudo echo "su -c "startxfce4" your_username" >> /etc/conf.d/local.start;rc-update del xdm


change "startxfce4" for your session as well as your_username for your own..
hope you like it..it works excellent for me because i wanted to avoid pulling in gdm/kdm on brand new lean xfce desktop.. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks cool, although you can setup XDM to look pretty good, there was a topic about it somewhere a few years ago ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heh, well exact point of this topic is that one-user-system do not need login manager at all :)
thus saving you either from emerging additional packages to system and/or one default runlevel service less :)
everybody wins in any case. isnt that cool? :D
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does su - set all environment variables properly?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
man su

Quote:
" -, -l, --login Provide an environment similar to what the user would expect had the user logged in directly. "

cant say since i don't use it.. :)
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