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Hurdles of a customizer

Posted 06-30-2017 at 05:42 PM by the dsc
Updated 06-30-2017 at 05:44 PM by the dsc

So I've recently learned that Slim Display Manager is obsolete and ideally should be replaced with something else. Perhaps that's why systemd doesn't always actually turn off the power or reboots when it should, I thought, as I've read that it wasn't keeping up to date with systemd's stuff.

I've spent almost "the entire day" testing some other ones, and somehow none works just right. They mess with environment variables so that either the notification daemon doesn't work ("unable to create file '/run/user/1000/dconf/user': Permission denied"), or gksu/kdesudo won't work, and/or they lack screen locking function, or yet, their screen locking function eventually blanks and I can't go back to he session... some are just plain ugly, even though they may work right, I haven't really tested. Nor GDM, as I'm kind of considering switching to openrc, if that's not an idiot and/or difficult thing to do.

So I'll keep with slim for a while longer...

I wonder if the "bash DMs" solve whatever may be missing from slim, if they're not even more non-standard, which is very likely the case.


Sometimes I wish I used KDE or at least LXQT instead of having things my way with Openbox. They probably have this kind of thing sorted out already.


Well, at least it seems it's not the DM to blame for systemd not actually always shutting down on "poweroff" or reboot. Not that it's really the best outcome, but at least I can rule something out.
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