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Revision as of 17:31, 9 July 2017

Console TDM is an extension for xorg-xinit written in pure bash. It is inspired by CDM, which aimed to be a replacement of display managers such as GDM.

Installation

Install the console-tdmAUR package (console-tdm-gitAUR package for the development version).

Now ensure no other display managers get started by disabling their systemd services.

After installing Console TDM, you should modify your ~/.bash_profile, and add a line:

source /usr/bin/tdm

If you use zsh, add to your ~/.zprofile the following line:

bash /usr/bin/tdm

or

tdm

Regardless of which shell is used you should edit ~/.xinitrc by replace your existing exec line with:

exec tdm --xstart

Configuration

You should copy the links to your WM/DE starter to ~/.tdm/sessions, and links to non-X programs to ~/.tdm/extra. For convenience, you can just run tdmctl init.

The use of the program tdmctl is much like systemctl, and it's a powerful tool to configure Console TDM.

You can customize Console TDM by editing ~/.tdm/tdminit.