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Old 01-20-2020, 01:00 PM   #31
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Thanks for the update. Just for grins, I applied the latest under 14.2 and all is well still.

In fact xdm-slackware-themes is better than SDDM 0.18.0. SDDM will start only a single session on VT7 and only on invoking "switch user" from KDM or XFCE do you get a session on VT8. The only nice feature of SDDM is that of avatars and iconified buttons for shutdown, reboot, suspend, switch to another user which has no avatar. But I have not seen SDDM with conky and clock like xdm-slackware-themes. I would guess that all the iconified buttons could be created with XDM, but having them in the upper corner is sufficient for my work. The avatar is cool, only because my wife isn't using the Linux machine daily and forgets what to do when looking at username: (she is so use to the Win10 login, Win10 needed because our financial investment firm refuses to support Linux and builds everything on Win10).

Just as a curiosity, have you ever considered adding avatars to the XDM Login?
yes, but this requires too much work. sorry.

I also had the idea to add a sub-menu "users" in the main menu to allows to select a user, but this requires to be able to communicate the name of the selected user to xdm, and there is, unfortunately, no real way for that (unless maybe, by sending fake keyboard events ... but, once again, this requires too much work).

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Old 01-20-2020, 08:53 PM   #32
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yes, but this requires too much work. sorry.

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Totally understand. xdm-slackware-themes is great the way it is. Thank you for the work that you do.
Cheers, BrianA_MN
 
Old 05-23-2020, 05:22 PM   #33
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@phenixia2003 On what errors does xdm-slackware-theme write to xdm-xsession? Is there a reason you don't use .xsession-errors? Cheers, BrianA_MN
 
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@phenixia2003 On what errors does xdm-slackware-theme write to xdm-xsession? Is there a reason you don't use .xsession-errors? Cheers, BrianA_MN
The file in which xsession errors are redirected is specified by property XSESSION_ERRFILE in /etc/X11/xdm/slackware/Xsession.conf.

By default, this should be in ~/.xsession-errors._0 in case of X server :0, ~/.xsession-errors._1 in case of X server :1, and so on.

This is to ensure that errors from different X servers are not mixed in one single file. But, if you don't like that / don't use multiple X server, feel free to change XSESSION_ERRFILE.


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