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#1 2005-04-09 04:57:03

rabadash
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From: Seattle
Registered: 2005-04-01
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login manager

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.

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#2 2005-04-09 05:25:13

colnago
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2004-03-25
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Re: login manager

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.

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#3 2005-04-09 05:25:46

smith
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From: Crescent City, CA
Registered: 2005-02-19
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Re: login manager

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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#4 2005-04-09 05:47:42

rabadash
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Re: login manager

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.

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#5 2005-04-09 06:15:33

Snowman
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#6 2005-08-12 21:03:39

Mindaugas
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Registered: 2004-03-25
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Re: login manager

[root@rytas /]# pacman -Ss xdm
extra/gdm 2.6.0.9-2
    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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#7 2005-08-12 21:35:29

phrakture
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Re: login manager

xdm should be part of xorg...

you can also try slim, which I like alot - PKGBUILD is in the AUR

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#8 2005-08-12 22:18:52

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Re: login manager

you dont tug on super man's cape
you don't spit into the wind
you don't pull the mask of the 'ol lone ranger
and you don't mess around with slim...

heh. a good song. Slim looks nice by the way. I will have to give it a try. wink


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#9 2005-08-13 00:48:56

FJ
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From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2005-03-17
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Re: login manager

phrakture wrote:

xdm should be part of xorg...

$ whereis xdm
xdm: /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm
$ pacman -Qo /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm
/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm is owned by xorg 11R6.8.2-2

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