Sunday, May 19, 2013

LXDM Configuration on Archlinux (Theme, Autologin, Default DE)

LXDM is lightweight display manager aimed to replace gdm/kdm in LXDE distros. The UI is implemented with GTK+. It is still in early stages of development. LXDM on Archlinux available on official repositories & AUR.

On official repositories:
$sudo pacman -S lxdm

on AUR:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/lxdm-git/

On AUR you can use PacmanXG4 for installation.

After you install LXDM, enable services by.

#systemctl enable lxdm

Disable previous dm, before enabling lxdm.

Configuration:

Autologin:
$sudo nano /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf
Find these line

Then uncomment #autologin=dgod, change dgod with your username
autologin=yourusername

Then save.

Change Default Session.
$sudo nano /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf
Find these line
Then uncomment #session=/usr/bin/startlxde, change your default DE there.
Example
session=/usr/bin/startkde

alternative way, logout on LXDM, choose the DE on session that you want to make default. Then login. Every time you login you will login into DE that you choose.

Change Themes:

For themes:
$sudo pacman -S archlinux-lxdm-theme

or on AUR links:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/archlinux-lxdm-theme-full/

But AUR links looks better, because when i choose Archlinux themes from official repository i got black screen when lxdm is up.

$sudo nano /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf
Find these line:

Change on Theme, there are 4 themes that you can choose. Here's the snapshot.

Industrial:


ArchDark:


ArchStripes:


Archlinux:


Ok That's it about LXDM
Enjoy.
^_^.

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