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Lightdmon Antix 19 Beta

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Lightdmon Antix 19 Beta

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Post by brolly » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:12 pm

Hi guys. All has been going ok wigth Antix in my VM. I made a custom xfce spin using these instructions: https://eirenicon.org/knowledge-base/co ... -tutorial/ I've been trying to switch to Lightdm. It won't allow me to change any settings even with root access. Is there a method to get lightdm working In antix 19 without breaking the system? Thanks

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Re: Lightdmon Antix 19 Beta

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Post by skidoo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:27 pm

not a lightdm fan, but I tested just now
get lightdm working In antix 19 without breaking the system?
fresh antiX19b1 virtualbox instance:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install lightdm (during install chose lightdm as the default login manager)
sudo killall slim
at TTY login prompt, login as root//root
and issue the command:
lightdm
(the login manager, which will launch the X server, must be started by root)
no problem. The result is ----v
Image
It won't allow me to change any settings even with root access.
Maybe you tried using some GUI "lightdm settings changer thingie" utility which relies on a not-yet-configured pkexec rule?
FWIW, the lightdm conf files are plaintext, are sudo editable from commandline or via text editor.
sudo nano... and as expected, in my testing they were editable.

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Re: Lightdmon Antix 19 Beta

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Post by manyroads » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:41 pm

If you run the lightdm settings changer thingee (technical term... ;) ) from terminal with sudo it works. I'll look through my notes to see if I ever really got it to work. I'm pretty certain the problem had to do with pkexec... sudo... gksudo. But I'll hunt to see what I can find.

EDIT: The lightdm-gtk-setting thingee only works when used with sudo in terminal cli mode. It remains on my todo list of items to fix. Sorry. :needcoffee:

Edit#2: I tried on bspwm to simply create a launcher buttom with the cli command:

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sudo lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings
That worked fine.
I'm guessing you can create a similar launcher button in whiskermenu and have it function albeit not exactly the correct way.
Pax vobiscum,
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bspwm MX-18.3 kernel: 5.1.11-antix.1-amd64-smp
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Re: Lightdmon Antix 19 Beta

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Post by oops » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:11 pm

FI; Here with lightdm, and for multi users behavior, I prefer to show the users names, so I created a new file: 02_my_user.conf , for a customized config. with greeter-hide-users=false

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$ cat /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/02_my_user.conf 
# Debian specific defaults
#
# - use lightdm-greeter session greeter, points to the etc-alternatives managed
# greeter
# - hide users list by default, we don't want to expose them
# - use Debian specific session wrapper, to gain support for
# /etc/X11/Xsession.d scripts

[Seat:*]
greeter-session=lightdm-greeter

#greeter-hide-users=true
greeter-hide-users=false

session-wrapper=/etc/X11/Xsession
$ inxi -Fxxxz : System: Host:XEON ... Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum

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Re: Lightdmon Antix 19 Beta

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Post by manyroads » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:30 pm

oops wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:11 pm
FI; Here with lightdm, and for multi users behavior, I prefer to show the users names, so I created a new file: 02_my_user.conf , for a customized config. with greeter-hide-users=false
[...]
@oops, Thank you! I have been looking for a fix for the extra typing problem (on login) for months. Your fix is as they say "the bomb!" :bagoverhead:

Edit: ah... your name in lights (pun intended)
https://eirenicon.org/knowledge-base/re ... drop-down/
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Re: Lightdmon Antix 19 Beta

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Post by oops » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:31 am

... You are welcome, Manyroads.
$ inxi -Fxxxz : System: Host:XEON ... Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum

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