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Date:      Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:46:12 +0000
From:      "Teske, Devin" <Devin.Teske@fisglobal.com>
To:        James Griffin <jmz@kontrol.kode5.net>
Cc:        "Teske, Devin" <Devin.Teske@fisglobal.com>, Da Rock <freebsd-questions@herveybayaustralia.com.au>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: What is the "thinnest" display manager available?
Message-ID:  <9ACDC2F1-58FE-4C1A-9D70-80581AA93A81@fisglobal.com>
In-Reply-To: <201311281310.rASDAWwK005480@kontrol.kode5.net>
References:  <201311281310.rASDAWwK005480@kontrol.kode5.net>

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On Nov 28, 2013, at 5:10 AM, James Griffin wrote:

>        On 11/27/13 06:55, Walter Hurry wrote:
>        > On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:59:07 +0100, Polytropon wrote:
>        >
>        >> Source: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x-xdm.html
>        >>
>        >> Allow me to ask the following question:
>        >>
>        >> Is xdm (and as far as I know, also wdm) still an exception from=
 the
>        >> "rc.conf rule", or how is it supposed to be started on "more mo=
dern"
>        >> versions?
>        > I'd be interested in the answer to that too, as I use XDM on tty=
v8 per
>        > the handbook, and it has been faultless for me.
>        I still use ttys like Polytropon, but I believe recommended practi=
ce is
>        to use an rc.d system - just nobody has/could be bothered actually
>        writing one :D
>
>        Maybe I'll (or someone else) get a round tuit one day, but I would=
n't
>        hold your breath: it's been on the books for near a decade :)
>        _______________________________________________
>
>
> Actually, I came across a script written by someone for the CDE desktop.
> It would be easy to modify it for another X11 DM (I would think).
>
> Might be helpful to someone looking for a script of that type.

Funny to see someone say "it's been on the books for near a decade"

At $work, we launched xdm from rc.d for about that long (a decade)
and then moved away from it (toward ttys).

Dusted off and attached for your pleasure.


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