gdm InitPosted: 2014-05-25 Filed under: desktop, system | Tags: gdm, kdm, xbacklight, xgamma 2 Comments
I am using XFCE and decided to make my laptop boot directly to X. So, I installed gdm from SBo and changed the runlevel in
# These are the default runlevels in Slackware: # 0 = halt # 1 = single user mode # 2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3) # 3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel) # 4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers) # 5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3) # 6 = reboot # Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6) id:3:initdefault:
After a restart, the machine boots up directly to a graphic log in screen.
I like setting the brightness of my screen to a lower value, which I usually do by adding these two lines to
#!/bin/sh # xinitrc.xfce - modified to work around xfce4session bug # https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8841 xgamma -gamma 0.4 xbacklight -set 70
Similarly to the case of KDM, this approach does not work when using GDM either. So, after some searching, the solution I found is adding the above lines to
/etc/gdm/Init/Default. I place them below the first two lines of the file, like this:
#!/bin/sh # Stolen from the debian kdm setup, aren't I sneaky # Plus a lot of fun stuff added # -George PATH=/usr/bin:$PATH OLD_IFS=$IFS xgamma -gamma 0.4 xbacklight -set 70
Log off and the new brightness values are already set at the log in.
It is nice to see someone who is not afraid of inittab. The though of editing inittab gives me serious concern.
it is not that scary