What is the "thinnest" display manager available?
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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