[Slackbuilds-users] Slim

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Tue Dec 27 09:04:31 UTC 2011

On Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:00:19 +0100
José Lopes <biolizard.mail at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Shouldn't the Slim login manager use the system xinitrc instead of
> the user's .xinitrc?
> If so, then the following line in slim.conf
>      login_cmd           exec /bin/bash -login ~/.xinitrc %session
> must be replaced with
>      login_cmd           exec /bin/bash -login /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc 
> %session
> I feel that using the system xinitrc integrates better with the
> system and users can resort to xwmconfig to change the X session
> without having to manually edit their personal .xinitrc.
> However, if this is not the case, then I suggest adding the Slim
> README file a reminder to create an xinitrc with "exec you_x_session".
> Personally, it took me some time to figure out the problem, since
> Slim just kept telling me "failed to execute login command".

Here's a (late) followup on this (yes, I'm finally catching up on
some of my email that I had flagged to investigate).  I haven't
used slim in *ages* (since I concluded that it was largely a 
piece of bovine excrement), so I'm not sure, to be honest.  I'm
CC'ing Niels (the maintainer, who also happens to be an SBo admin)
in hopes that he'll have a better idea...

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