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#1 2019-11-26 22:34:01

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 278  

Display Manager question

Hello:

In the process of thinning down my live *.iso project, I had a look at the Release_notes.txt file from https://files.devuan.org/devuan_ascii/Release_notes.txt

### Session management and policykit backends
--- snip ---
Each of the 5 DEs available in Devuan comes with a recommended default
combination of login manager (either slim or lightdm) and session
management system:

  - XFCE: slim + consolekit
  - Cinnamon: lightdm + elogind
  - KDE: lightdm + elogind
  - LXQT: lightdm + elogind
  - MATE: slim + consolekit
--- snip ---

The default pairings listed above are known to work well
and do not require user intervention, but other combinations are
possible.

I recall having a problem once when using the wrong combination.   
Now I'm using openbox and LightDM, will SLiM work also?

Maybe using just startx would be even better?

Thanks in advance,

A.

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#2 2019-11-27 03:30:18

MiyoLinux
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Registered: 2016-12-05
Posts: 974  

Re: Display Manager question

Altoid wrote:

Hello:

In the process of thinning down my live *.iso project, I had a look at the Release_notes.txt file from https://files.devuan.org/devuan_ascii/Release_notes.txt

Slim works with Openbox in ASCII. Slim and Lightdm are the only two DMs I tried with ASCII...so I'm not sure about others personally.

In beowulf, I've tried slim, lxdm, Lightdm, and sddm with Openbox. Lightdm was the only one that gave me issues back then; all of the others worked out of the box. Note: I used --no-install-recommends on lxdm, lightdm, and sddm. I haven't tried lightdm on beowulf again yet...so, I don't know if it might be working now.


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#3 2019-11-27 10:45:42

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 278  

Re: Display Manager question

Hello:

MiyoLinux wrote:

Slim works with Openbox in ASCII.

Thanks.
Yes, I can confirm it works properly with Openbox in ASCII
At least with the default SLiM theme.

I think the ASCII VM I am using as a base uses elogin (?)

Cheers,

A.

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#4 2019-11-30 10:25:59

Head_on_a_Stick
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Registered: 2019-03-24
Posts: 335  
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Re: Display Manager question

I had Devuan running without a display manager using autologin with this in ~/.profile to start the desktop automatically on login to TTY1:

[ $(tty) = /dev/tty1 ] && exec startx

The advantage of this method is that X is rootless.

I don't use session management so I have no idea how that side of things works without a DM though.


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