Login Manager and Desktop Environment (Day 3.1 First Install)
This is my first post to OCN running Arch!
I decided to try out SLiM (Simple Login Manager as it seemed lightweight in comparison to the other ones suggested in the Arch Wiki). It was also not directly related/linked to a DE.
Using the wiki page as a guide, I installed SLiM. Since I am not completely set on a specific DE/WM I figured I would be messing around with a few of them, so I would set up SLiM accordingly. In my ~/.xinitrc I needed to put a case statement with the different DEs that I would be running. Initially wanting to just play with blackbox and xfce my case statement looks like this:
case $1 in
The "|*" after the xfce4 represents the default manager.
To get the login manager running I had to run
systemctl enable slim.service
Just as it appears, I could run any other login manager just the same.
To boot straight to the terminal instead I would need to run the previous code but with "disable" instead.
Upon restart I was able to boot into xfce!
To switch DEs I click 'f1' at the login screen. For some reason or another it was not working. So I decided to install kde as well.
Now I could only get KDE working and none of the other DEs.
So I looked back at the ".xinitrc" and saw that I had the following un-commented before the case statement (like I was trying to do the other day)
This was obviously running before the case statement and therefore only the first "exec" statement would run.
Having fixed that arch booted beautifully!
Looking at different themes for SLiM, I am currently trying out the "fingerprint" theme as that looks really cool.
Now I'm downloading a few programs, (ie. Chromium, VLC, libreoffice). Going to try and work out that problem with access to my Storage drive next.Edited by benpack101 - 6/5/13 at 5:58pm