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Old 02-16-2008, 07:19 AM   #16
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Just because the thread is so SLiM I wanted to tell how good SLiM works on several slackware 12 boxes I configured.

You simply have to run make && make install

or you can even instead of make install run make DESTDIR=/tmp/slimpkg install and than go there and run makepkg slim-1.3.0-i686-1.tgz (for example).

If you installed that package or did run make install you have a file /etc/slim.conf in there I do "deamon no" and "hidecursor true" you can chose a default user there and so one ...

In /etc/inittab you can chose runlevel 4 as default and than I change my /etc/rc.d/rc.4 so it matches the following:

Code:
#! /bin/sh
#
# rc.4          This file is executed by init(8) when the system is being
#               initialized for run level 4 (XDM)
#
# Version:      @(#)/etc/rc.d/rc.4      2.00    02/17/93
#
# Author:       Fred N. van Kempen, <waltje@uwalt.nl.mugnet.org>
# At least 47% rewritten by:  Patrick J. Volkerding <volkerdi@slackware.com>
#

# Tell the viewers what's going to happen...
echo "Starting up X11 session manager..."
if [ -x /usr/bin/slim ]; then 
  exec /usr/bin/slim
fi  

# Try to use GNOME's gdm session manager.  This comes first because if
# gdm is on the mac[...]
And because I'm lacy enought I usually do something like that:
Code:
cp my_favorit_picture.jpg /usr/share/slim/themes/default/background.jpg
 
Old 02-18-2008, 01:17 AM   #17
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/y0shi
thank you for the help, right now i am using wdm, haev to try slim too, but my only problem was to, get it running. i think i even tried editing the rc.4 file. i have to check once again. anyway thank you for your information, it will also help others who wanted to make slim their login manager

regards
 
Old 02-18-2008, 01:27 AM   #18
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You can test run slim (or wdm) by booting normally into runlevel 3. Then login as root and just run display manager. This will at least tell if it's working. If it does start, you can then check if it works for runlevel 4 by editing your rc.4 file as needed. Then from a console give the command 'init 4'. If it works (at least to let you login) but you need/want to change something or re-test, after logging in from the GUI as root, open a terminal and run 'init 5'. This will kill the display manager and return you to the command-line login. To re-test run 'init 4' again. this makes it easier to be sure you have got things working right before commiting to booting up in runlevel 4.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 01:46 AM   #19
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open a terminal and run 'init 5'
You mean init 3.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 06:27 AM   #20
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No, actually I menat 'init 5'. Trying to switch to runlevel 3 from runlevel 4 can cause lockups. If youn really need to be back in runlevel 3 after being in runlevel 4, you can run 'init 3' after logging in from runlevel 5 -but this shouldn't be necessary as runlevel 5 and 3 are setup the same for Slackware. I'm not sure why it doesn't always work to switch directly from 4 to 3 and not all setups will show this problem, but still it seems to be a safer way to exit from runlevel 4.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 06:50 AM   #21
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No, actually I menat 'init 5'. Trying to switch to runlevel 3 from runlevel 4 can cause lockups
that was a new information. i always tried init3, and i never cared about the outcomes.
but all other linuxes use init 5 for graphical login manager

i tried slim from telinit 3 and it caused some problem. wil try slim later
 
  


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