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.