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>
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.