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Re: replacing GDM with a script

Or you can add a command to start x and your window manager to init.d.


On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Dan Ritter <dsr@randomstring.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2012 at 12:22:27PM -0400, Frank McCormick wrote:
>>   I am running 3 Linux distros with Sid as my main one. I am curious
>> to know if it's possible to replace GDM with a BASH script. The
>> issue is complicated because I run 3 window managers with Sid and a
>> similar situation with the other 2 distros. Googling the problem
>> hasn't turned up much of interest. I am in Sid most of the time, so
>> the script could only apply here. Does anyone have any suggestions?
> I'm not entirely sure what you're asking, but let me outline
> some possibilities:
> - you don't have to run GDM at all. Disable it with update-rc.d
>   and shut it down (/etc/init.d/gdm stop). Then you can start X
>   per user with startx. You can script that.
> - Perhaps you want to have custom GDM sessions? Look at the
>   config files. You can select a desktop environment at GDM
>   login time.
> -dsr-
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