Putting my new FreeBSD 9.3 desktop online ....
doug at fledge.watson.org
Sat Aug 16 18:29:54 UTC 2014
On Sat, 16 Aug 2014, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> On 08/16/14 11:31, Polytropon wrote:
>> An alternative to xdm with a similar look and feel is wdm,
>> the WindowMaker display manager, which almost looks like the
>> Solaris/CDE login manager. Maybe it's worth trying this one?
>> It even supports easily switching desktops or window managers
>> for an account (e. g., login user "foo" and start Xfce session,
>> or start Fluxbox session instead).
>> Regarding xdm configuration:
>> Fiddling with files in /usr/local/lib/X11/xdm sounds terrible.
>> I have to admit that I'm using custom settings for xdm, but
>> the correct places for such changes probably are /etc/X11/xdm
>> or at least /usr/local/etc/xdm (because those are places where
>> configuration files are located that are subject to the usual
>> versioning and backup processes). I have decided to keep the
>> stuff in /etc/X11/xdm (because xorg.conf also is in /etc/X11)
>> and create symlinks from the original location to where I
>> put _my_ configuration files (which are backed up and under
>> version control).
Note that the Xorg folks recommend this is the way to do it:
tail -11 xdm-config
! The following three resources set up display :0 as the console.
! SECURITY: do not listen for XDMCP or Chooser requests
! Comment out this line if you want to manage X terminals with xdm
But this is one of the great things about open source. If you do not like
something you can almost always find something that suits you better. I like
kde3.5 and did not like kde4.
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