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Re: Is gnome-core *really* the gnome minimal install?

On 2015-04-14 17:10, Patrick Bartek wrote:
On Tue, 14 Apr 2015, August Karlstrom wrote:
What advantages do you see with adding your own udev rule compared
to simply starting a ConsoleKit session?

exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch <your-wm>

instead of

exec <your-wm>

None really, except to keep system overhead as small as possible.
I wanted the smallest, lightest install of Wheezy 64-bit I could get.
I started with a basic terminal system and added the rest piece by

That's what I do too. I have a script that installs a few packages and configurations on top of a basic Debian server installation.

So, I just don't run (or have installed) a lot of "support" stuff
that normal "desktop" systems do. I even boot to a terminal where I
login, then manually start X and Openbox with startx.

I agree, for me a display manager is one of those unnecessary features. Since I almost always want to use a GUI, however, my ~/.profile ends with

#start an X session when logging in on the first virtual console
if [ "$(tty)" = /dev/tty1 ] && [ -z "$DISPLAY" ]; then
        exec startx > ~/.xsession-errors 2>&1

Writing my own udev rules was in keeping with that minimalism.

I tried to do that myselft but I never got it working. That's why I had
to resort to ck-launch-session.

-- August

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