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

On 10/17/2017 11:42 AM, Brian wrote:
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.


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.

I use startx a lot because I install a lot of systems from a base install and after installing drivers, firmware and desktop I can startx and do my desktop setup before rebooting or logging out. I'm sure there are other ways like starting sddm or start plasma or? But I know and use startx.
Jimmy Johnson

Debian Buster - KDE Plasma 5.10.5 - AMD A8-7600 - EXT4 at sda7
Registered Linux User #380263

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