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Re: Login Panel Setup
Re: Login Panel Setup
Sun, 25 May 2014 19:56:25 +0200
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Maurice Metternich wrote:
I'm trying to make my OS as NeXT-ish as possible. However I've been
missing a good login manager. Eventually I came across loginpanel,
which seems to be pretty neat. So I compiled it and got the
loginpanel.app file. How do I set this up now? What files do I have to
edit in order to start the login panel before starting windowmaker.
Noble attempt! I miss the same thing you miss too...
You should start loginpanel as root once X is running. The way I usually
debug it is to launch X without a windowmanager or anything, then open a
second console and launch loginpanel.
But I have some bad news for you: loginpanel is unfinished. YOu may
noticed that it doesn't have a release file, no tarball. You must have
gotten its sources from SVN, didn't you?
It was written long time ago and is unfinished, I tried several times to
improve it and fix it, but without success. I was able to update the
code and have it working on current computers, but there is a major
problem: when you exit your last session application (which ideally is
GWorkspace, but most often it is your windowmanager) the session manager
should kill all running applications before returning to the login prompt.
Loginpanel fails to kill all applications, so if you don't quit all
applications, you end up having stuff that still runs, clearly wrong.
One thing I have to say that I'm new to this stuff. Having hardly used
Linux before (expect for a basic Ubuntu installation) I switched to it
from Mac OS X about 2 weeks ago. I'm currently using Debian since it's
the only distribution that officially supports PowerPC processors (I'm
on a PowerMac G5).
Very nice that you are interested in this. I am running GNUstep too on
PPC hardware running debian linux, a old G3 clamshell iBook, but have
lots of problems with drivers and stability. Most applications don't run
properly on PPC anymore (because they are badly written for intel). I
try to make sure that GNUstep stuff works on PPC and so far it does!
My advice here is to do without a session manager at all (authenticate
through console and then run startx) or use another, light-weight
session manager. I usually do the former, but on one computer I just run
The third option, if you are a unix programmer, is to help fixing stuff.
- Login Panel Setup, Maurice Metternich, 2014/05/22
- Re: Login Panel Setup,
Riccardo Mottola <=