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Re: replacing GDM with a script

On 02/08/12 04:19 PM, Tom H wrote:
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Frank McCormick
<debianlist@videotron.ca> 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?


Interesting stuff. You can have 3-4-5 X sessions each with a different window manager. It works when run from a TTY but I can't get it working from a terminal in an existing session, despite what the author claims. What's more interesting is it doesn't seem to any much of an additional load on the CPU. I am sure there is one but the effect is minimal. However still far away from my original idea of replacing GDM with a BASH script(s). But a lot closer than I was this morning :)


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