What is the "thinnest" display manager available?

Da Rock freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Fri Nov 29 00:31:48 UTC 2013

On 11/29/13 01:46, Teske, Devin wrote:
> 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.
Wow, awesome! I'll look at using that... :D

Have you considered committing it to the port? And why move away from 
that to ttys again?

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