What is the "thinnest" display manager available?

Teske, Devin Devin.Teske at fisglobal.com
Thu Nov 28 15:47:09 UTC 2013

On Nov 28, 2013, at 5:10 AM, James Griffin wrote:

>        On 11/27/13 06:55, Walter Hurry wrote:
>        > On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:59:07 +0100, Polytropon wrote:
>        >
>        >> Source: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x-xdm.html
>        >>
>        >> Allow me to ask the following question:
>        >>
>        >> Is xdm (and as far as I know, also wdm) still an exception from the
>        >> "rc.conf rule", or how is it supposed to be started on "more modern"
>        >> versions?
>        > I'd be interested in the answer to that too, as I use XDM on ttyv8 per
>        > the handbook, and it has been faultless for me.
>        I still use ttys like Polytropon, but I believe recommended practice is
>        to use an rc.d system - just nobody has/could be bothered actually
>        writing one :D
>        Maybe I'll (or someone else) get a round tuit one day, but I wouldn't
>        hold your breath: it's been on the books for near a decade :)
>        _______________________________________________
> Actually, I came across a script written by someone for the CDE desktop.
> It would be easy to modify it for another X11 DM (I would think).
> Might be helpful to someone looking for a script of that type.

Funny to see someone say "it's been on the books for near a decade"

At $work, we launched xdm from rc.d for about that long (a decade)
and then moved away from it (toward ttys).

Dusted off and attached for your pleasure.


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