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Old 12-05-2006, 08:04 PM   #16
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I set up a /etc/qingy/themes/ and /etc/qingy/session file and still nothin'.

I still get the text-based login.

Joel
 
Old 12-06-2006, 01:01 AM   #17
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did /etc/fm.modes exist? if not try 'fbset > /etc/fb.modes' I think qingy defaults to 1024x768 and it looks like your frame buffer is at 800x600 this also might cause an issue.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 09:03 AM   #18
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I'm thinking I'm going to skip this graphical login jazz for a while.

Thanks for your help; it's just low on my list of priorities.

Joel
 
Old 12-06-2006, 09:18 AM   #19
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Try my wdm package. It's very easy to use and includes (optionally) some animated penguins. When you install it, it configures itself for safe usage giving reboot/halt rights only to root. But you can easily change that to make it possible for regulat users to shutdoen and reboot. Plus, I've designed an easy way to let it handle some session-management functions, such as starting programs before the window manager starts. This lets you do so without altering the xintrc file for each window manager and lets you customize on a per-user, per-WM basis. You don't have to use WindowMaker -just need it installed for the libs.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 09:42 AM   #20
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You know, XDM is actually a really good login manager. I recently did a blog post detailing how quick & simple it is to reconfigure it. It's a highly-customizable application:
See post
 
Old 12-06-2006, 11:16 AM   #21
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gnashley,

I'll check it out. I have Windowmaker installed, in fact xdm boots me into Windowmaker -- even though .xsession clearly says "exec enlightenment"

What file is it that xdm uses?

Mr. is2,

I read your blog-piece. Seems simple and easy to configure if you're an X guru. How do I get started? Do you have a collection config files somewhere?

Joel
 
Old 12-06-2006, 11:28 AM   #22
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The config files are listed at the bottom of the post, scan through them and you'll work out most of what you need to know: A few edits to Xsetup_0 and Xresources is pretty much all it takes..

** Edit: That was a rather terse reply, wasn't it? Apologies, I'm not feeling well today. Anyway, if you have any questions please do feel free to ask, either here or on the blog..

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Old 12-08-2006, 08:39 AM   #23
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Do you have directfb installed? qingy needs that.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 01:33 PM   #24
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*drkstr, are you suggesting I install the entire KDE library? That would definitely help things out in the application department, however I would like to keep things economical: as few files as I need to make evertyhing work.
That's not at all what I was suggesting. I said *build* the entire KDE library (so KDM will build correctly without a lot of hacking). You will only *install* KDM and KDMlib which is needed to run KDM.

best regards,
...aaron

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for example, run these commands from the kdebase root directory
Code:
./configure
make
cd kdm
make install DESTDIR=/kdm/build/directory
You will need to run that last command in the kdmlib directory as well.

**edit again**
FYI: I was able to get KDM running on a 256Mb install on my USB thumb drive without installing all of KDE

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Old 12-09-2006, 08:23 PM   #25
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Sounds pretty sweet. I may try that sometime soon.

Thanks,
Joel
 
  


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