So I think I finally got most everything Installed and working, and I can finally say that Arch is the distro for me. There are however some things I'd like to workout. I want to use a login manager instead of having to login and typing startx. I use xfce and I don't really want to have to install all of KDE or gnome just to get a login manager. From what I can tell Kdm(KDE), Gdm(Gnome), and Xdm are my only choices. What is Xdm and is it worth it? If so please give me links on a guide to install it.
You can install: `pacman -S xdm`. It is "X Display Manager".
It is launched from /etc/inittab. There is already a line, just uncomment it: `x:5:respawn:/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon`.
Also, change the run level to 5 from 3: `id:5:initdefault:`
Then edit ~/.xinitrc to start the desktop of your choice.
There's also wdm. I've never used xdm, but i found gdm to be pretty nice. Kdm probably requires kdebase, which is pretty big. You could also use a simple script to automate the startx command.
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How do I do this simple script thing should I choose to do so? I'll give wdm a try, and if I don't like it then I'll just automate it.
[root@rytas /]# pacman -Ss xdm extra/gdm 18.104.22.168-2 Gnome Display Manager (a reimplementation of xdm) extra/wdm 1.28-1 An replacement X window display manager similar to, and based on XDM [root@rytas /]#
Where is xdm?
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heh. a good song. Slim looks nice by the way. I will have to give it a try.
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