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phenixia2003 07-02-2019 05:00 AM

[ANN] xdm-slackware-theme 2019.0628
 
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Hello,

A new version of xdm-slackware-theme is available with many improvements and features.


Here are some screenshots :

Attachment 30826

Attachment 30827

Attachment 30828

Here are some videos :

Full documentation is available here.

You can get slackware package here (tested on 14.2 & -current). The source tarball and the slackbuild are available here.

If you upgrade from an earlier version (ex. 2018.1026), do not forget to install the following .new configuration files before restarting xdm, otherwise some features will not work properly :

Code:

Xbuttons_bar.conf.new
Xresources.new
Xsetup.conf.new

Cheers.


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SeB

BigTig 07-03-2019 01:52 AM

Awesome! Thanks! The videos really helped.

phenixia2003 07-03-2019 02:09 AM

Hello,

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigTig (Post 6011418)
Awesome! Thanks! The videos really helped.

you're welcome.

let me know if you encounter any issues.

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SeB

Gerard Lally 07-03-2019 02:34 AM

A great addition to Slackware. The Conky option is superb.

rworkman 07-03-2019 03:49 AM

This is indeed interesting. I took alienBOB's xdm theming from his livecd and put it on SBo, so maybe you can "claim" that build and integrate your stuff into that? https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...are-xdm-theme/

phenixia2003 07-03-2019 07:53 AM

Hello,

Quote:

Originally Posted by rworkman (Post 6011446)
This is indeed interesting. I took alienBOB's xdm theming from his livecd and put it on SBo, so maybe you can "claim" that build and integrate your stuff into that? https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...are-xdm-theme/

I don't think it is a good idea to put these themes in a same package. Since they don't have same name, I guess I can submit xdm-slackware-theme to slackbuilds.org. I'll think about that.

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SeB

bamunds 07-04-2019 10:51 PM

Seb, you've been very active at development of these wonderful xdm slackware themes. I love the video introductions. You assisted me with a two monitor different size, two session configuration with 2018.1026 version. www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=5969200#post5969200

Since it appears you've fixed the buttonbar on second screen issue, I'm wondering if I should removepkg and start from scratch again?
Cheers,

gus3 07-05-2019 12:42 AM

bamunds, please indulge me as I butt in, briefly.

This project seems to be quite the project for you. Do you have a file of notes outlining goals and methods, ideas and potential mistakes? If not, I highly recommend putting some notes together as a sort of "R&D repository." As you organize your thoughts, you'll discover areas of further research, preliminary tests to run (plus their results), and maybe even the point when you've taken enough notes to start working on the actual project.

(BTW, I call my file of notes "notes.txt". Not very imaginative, but it's very easy to type "vi notes.txt" or "nedit notes.txt".)

phenixia2003 07-05-2019 02:36 AM

Hello,

Quote:

Originally Posted by bamunds (Post 6012072)
Seb, you've been very active at development of these wonderful xdm slackware themes. I love the video introductions. You assisted me with a two monitor different size, two session configuration with 2018.1026 version. www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=5969200#post5969200

yes, I remember well of that. Actually, it's one of the reason I developed this version.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bamunds (Post 6012072)
Since it appears you've fixed the buttonbar on second screen issue, I'm wondering if I should removepkg and start from scratch again?
Cheers,

Since you have manually changed some files, I suggest to do the following :
  • 1. Make backup of /etc/X11/xdm/slackware
  • 2. remove xdm-slackware-theme, then delete (or rename) /etc/X11/xdm/slackware
  • 3. install the xdm-slackware-theme-2019.0628-noarch-1_SeB.tgz
  • 4. edit /etc/X11/xdm/slackware/Xservers and uncomment the line below (to enable the secondary X server on :1) :

    Quote:

    #:1 local /usr/bin/X :1 vt8
  • 5. restart xdm (ie. pkill xdm). Note that sometimes, xdm might fails to restart correctly when Xservers file has changed: one of the sesssion might be unavailable. In this case, try to restart xdm 2 or 3 times. If that does not work, simply reboot your system.
  • 6. if you want to have different background on each X session, look at this video (maybe you already seen it), and/or read this.

Since the buttons-bar is now on top of screen by default, you should not encounter the issue you had with previous version.

However, on systems with two sessions and two monitor, if you have an nVidia video card and the proprietary driver in use, there's chance to encounter this issue.

Let me know if you encounter any other issue.

Hope this helps.

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SeB

bamunds 07-05-2019 08:33 AM

Thanks again SeB. I'll follow the advice and report back later. Cheers

bamunds 09-01-2019 01:29 PM

Seb finally upgraded during the long weekend here in the USA and everything works as you described. Even conky and analog clock are working nicely. Thanks for setting the cairo to 1.0 interval in the extension.d conf file. I'm looking forward to the additional enhancements you see possible. It would be nice if PV considered this a standard package with the next release. Cheers, BrianA_MN

bamunds 10-19-2019 12:07 PM

SEB, I'm finding that my xserver is growing over time by 5 meg each time a session is started and terminated. I've set both servers for "DisplayManager._1.terminateServer: true" in Xresources. Since I primarily use server 1 it grows while _2 stays at the initial size. The Xresources file first commands are:
DisplayManager._2.terminateServer: true
DisplayManager._1.terminateServer: true

Then the X cursor theme and configs are executed.

Any suggestions on what to change or attempt next?

phenixia2003 10-19-2019 01:18 PM

Hello,

Quote:

Originally Posted by bamunds (Post 6048595)
SEB, I'm finding that my xserver is growing over time by 5 meg each time a session is started and terminated. I've set both servers for "DisplayManager._1.terminateServer: true" in Xresources. Since I primarily use server 1 it grows while _2 stays at the initial size. The Xresources file first commands are:
DisplayManager._2.terminateServer: true
DisplayManager._1.terminateServer: true

Then the X cursor theme and configs are executed.

Any suggestions on what to change or attempt next?

if you have 2 X servers, this should be _0 and _1, not _1 and _2. About memory leak, this might be related to xdm or xserver, not xdm-slackware-theme.

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SeB

bamunds 10-19-2019 01:35 PM

SEB thanks. I don't know why I didn't realize that as I was pasting from Xresources to this thread. Sorry for the time waste. Cheers.

igadoter 10-20-2019 08:45 AM

Great job! Keep going. Yet another thing to love Slackware. Simplicity is just like breeze of fresh fragrant air.


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