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[opensuse] display managers, startx
  • From: Michael Fischer <michael@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2018 12:17:24 -0500
  • Message-id: <20181104171724.ie6n5kerqyzwa65c@blinkenlights>

I may have missed the story, and google didn't help (perhaps I used
the wrong incantation)


1) Is the *only* reason for deprecating `startx(1)` the setuid bit requirement?
If not, what are the other reasons?

2) I have various xset, xrdb and other commands in my ~/.xinitrc prior to
the exec of the windowmanager. In the display manager scenario, are these
still run? If not, what is the recommended way to have them executed?

I wonder if this is the right idea?

and moving the commands from ~/.xinitrc to ~/.xsession? I suppose the
exact spot is DM-dependent?

FWIW, I use fvwm2, specified in ~/.xinitrc:

export WINDOMANAGER=/usr/bin/fvwm
various xset, xrdb, etc.. commands
exec $WINDOWMANAGER ${1+"$@"}

3) If I want to swap LightDM for SDDM, what is the recommended procedure?


Michael Fischer

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