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[tutorial] installing SLiM - jobss - 24-10-2013
SLiM stands for Simple Login Manager.
What a login manager does is lets you login in graphically without typing startx.
Its very simple to install SLiM on Arch, just execute:
If you are not using Arch, it is still easy to install SLiM. If you're using Ubutu/Debian just execute:
Now to enable it we are going to use system controls.
Upon reboot you will be automatically presented with SLiM.
# Cool Things
To reboot straight from the login screen, in the login field type "reboot" and enter your password and it will reboot the system.
You can also shutdown the computer through SLiM by typing "halt" in the user name field and enter your password.
# Auto Login
To configure SLiM to login automatically we just have to edit the slim.conf file.
Open up your favorite text editor, in this example I will be using vim. Make sure to edit the file under Sudo privileges.
About 9 commented lines up from the bottom of the file, a line says
Uncomment the line
and replace simone with your username. Also down the way uncomment
and replace the "no" with "yes" save and quit and reboot.
It will now autologin yourself to your dekstop.
# Installing themes
* Note themes will not work if you have auto login enabled
One can also download themes off of the internet and place them in to /usr/share/slim/themes.
# Viewing Themes
ls into usr/share/slim/themes:
And it will show all of the SLiM themes available to use. To use the theme of your preference just edit your slim.conf file, which is under /etc/slim.conf.
Down towards the bottom a line will say:
change that "default" to your desired theme, I will use lake.
Save the file and reboot, the plain default theme will now be replaced with the theme you chose.
# Previewing Themes
Now say, you would rather look at the theme before editing the .conf file, to make sure you really love it. To do this execute:
( replace "lake" with whatever theme you want to preview )
To stop previewing the theme type "exit" in the login field and you will be back to your desktop. To use the theme you like edit your /etc/slim.conf file.
RE: [tutorial] installing SLiM - earsplit - 25-10-2013
They just changed it to read from *.desktop files in /usr/share/xsessions/. Broke my login the bastards.
RE: [tutorial] installing SLiM - ne0phyte - 27-10-2013
(25-10-2013, 01:58 AM)earsplit Wrote: They just changed it to read from *.desktop files in /usr/share/xsessions/. Broke my login the bastards.I still had an older version of the source and since I'm lazy I just compiled and installed that instead of switching to *.desktop files :D
RE: [tutorial] installing SLiM - jobss - 28-10-2013
(27-10-2013, 07:34 PM)ne0phyte Wrote:I don't prefer the new *.desktop either. It's easier in the older version.
RE: [tutorial] installing SLiM - ne0phyte - 28-10-2013
Apart from being able to use another login manager there isn't really any advantage. Having everything in .xinitrc and slim.conf was much easier.