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Old 03-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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modifing initab


my initab was originally setup for xterm no gui. now im looking to add gui support i installed gnome gdm metacity. i changed
Code:
id:3:initdefault:
to
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
. now i also installed enlightenment so if i want to uninstall gnome and just use enlightenment what would be a good replacement for gdm and what part of the initab would i place the
Code:
X:5:respawn:/usr/sbin/gdm -nodaemon
would i replace this line
Code:
x:a:once:/etc/X11/startDM.sh
or add it afterwards or b4
 
Old 03-17-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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now i also installed enlightenment so if i want to uninstall gnome and just use enlightenment what would be a good replacement for gdm and what part of the initab would i place the
Dont, you dont need to uninstall anything. For starters, GDM makes for a graphical login. Using E17 is done after GDM is passed. Besides, some stuff could rely on Gnome stuff. For example, I use XFCE, and that uses some Gnome stuff. I use GDM for graphical logins, so, I'd not uninstall it...

I'm not familiar with Sabayon, but in Arch, you'd add this line to .xinitrc:

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exec enlightenment_start
And that should do. By the way, E17 is still somewhat experimental. A gorgeous, but still experimental, beauty...

Thor
 
Old 03-17-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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And that should do. By the way, E17 is still somewhat experimental. A gorgeous, but still experimental, beauty...
i know it look really nice so i want to see how it works.

i changed this
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exec enlightenment_start
to
Code:
# x:a:once:/etc/X11/startDM.sh
x:5:respawn:/usr/sbin/gdm -nodaemon
it worked useing e17
 
Old 03-18-2012, 01:08 AM   #4
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Now if you want a lighter login manager try Slim.

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Old 03-18-2012, 03:39 AM   #5
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i know it look really nice so i want to see how it works.
Hmm, if that's all there is to it, I'd try MacPup. It runs E17 in a gorgeous way. Should give you a clear view of what E17 is. MacPup allows you to run it in memory without having to install it...in fact, that's its default startup mode...
Besides, it will avoid you messing up your core system...

Thor
 
  


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