Tag: xdm Archive

JWM to OpenBox and XDM to Slim-Fork in Arch Linux

Published on July 25, 2023 at 10:09 am by LEW

Introduction

Last week I was tinkering around with a new Arch Linux install when I noticed Joe’s Window Manager (JWM) was no longer in the main repository. Instead it was in the Arch user Repository (AUR).

This was a not so pleasant surprise and prodded me to check some other programs. One pleasant surprise was that when I looked up the SLIM Desktop manager (DM), it was not SLIM, but rather SLIM-Fork. (more…)

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The X Display Manager (XDM) Part 3 Configuration

Published on April 2, 2023 at 4:21 pm by LEW

Introduction

At this point, if you are coming from the previous post, you should have everything installed to configure XDM as your Display manager (we already turned it on). If not, then you might want to go back and read the previous offerings in this series of posts. (more…)

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The X Display Manager (XDM) Part 2 Basic GUI

Published on March 31, 2023 at 7:58 am by LEW

Introduction

In the last post we got x-windows up and working on our base arch install. This gives us a very basic GUI. Once we have x-windows working, we can move on to adding a Window Manager (WM), some helper programs as needed, some basic applications, and our Display Manager (DM). Please refer to the previous post to understand and set the base line from which we will proceed.

Basic X Server with no WM or DM

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The X Display Manager (XDM) Part 1 Preparation

Published on March 30, 2023 at 10:25 am by LEW

Introduction

The title says it all. This post is about setting up and using the X Display Manger (or XDM for short) XDM may appear a little barren and bland initially and on its own. But it is light, fast, and the original Linux X Windows Display Manager.

Default XDM Setup (more…)

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Eureka Moment – Fonts on Arch Linux

Published on March 25, 2023 at 9:22 am by LEW

Introduction

As part of an Arch Linux Based ultralight desktop, I was doing some testing with xdm/xmessage for a very light display manager when I suddenly had a Eureka moment. I have been struggling, unsuccessfully with changing display fonts. In a moment of sudden insight I solved my perplexing  font problem. (more…)

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