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Old 07-02-2019, 05:00 AM   #1
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[ANN] xdm-slackware-theme 2019.0628


Hello,

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


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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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Old 07-03-2019, 01:52 AM   #2
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Awesome! Thanks! The videos really helped.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 02:09 AM   #3
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Hello,

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Awesome! Thanks! The videos really helped.
you're welcome.

let me know if you encounter any issues.

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Old 07-03-2019, 02:34 AM   #4
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A great addition to Slackware. The Conky option is superb.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 03:49 AM   #5
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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/
 
Old 07-03-2019, 07:53 AM   #6
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Hello,

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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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Old 07-04-2019, 10:51 PM   #7
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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,
 
Old 07-05-2019, 12:42 AM   #8
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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".)
 
Old 07-05-2019, 02:36 AM   #9
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Hello,

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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.

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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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Old 07-05-2019, 08:33 AM   #10
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Thanks again SeB. I'll follow the advice and report back later. Cheers
 
  


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