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Re: removing of sddm (debian 9 -kde5) to start in console mode then startx to start kde5

On Tue 17 Oct 2017 at 13:56:37 -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 06:42:04PM +0100, Brian wrote:
> > On Tue 17 Oct 2017 at 11:38:40 -0500, David Wright wrote:
> > > On Tue 17 Oct 2017 at 19:32:11 (+0500), Alexan:der V. Makartsev wrote:
> > > > Deprecated doesn't mean it doesn't exist or work anymore at all, it
> > > > means it isn't supported anymore and should not be used.
> > > > Look it up, it was deprecated for quite some time.
> >  https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8737 
> So it's deprecated in Mageia GNU/Linux?  OK.  If I were a Mageia user (or
> had ever heard of it before today) that might carry some weight with me.
> Just curious, what are Mageia users expected to use instead of startx if
> they want to start a traditional X session from a console?  Or is that
> no longer a supported configuration at all?  (By traditional, I mean
> a ~/.xsession or ~/.xinitrc file that contains "exec twm" or whatever
> window manager you prefer.)
> Did they simply throw every window manager under the bus and say "Nope,
> sorry, you gotta run a desktop environment now"?

That is possible, but I'm not going to invest the time in finding out.
The purpose of my post was to point out Alexan:der V. Makartsev's use
of a post from elsewhere without acknowledgement and indicate Debian's
attitude towards startx (without going into detail).

I use startx. My users get xdm because they have poor memories for the
names of commands and like pretty pictures.


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