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'''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.
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[https://github.com/dopsi/console-tdm 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==
 
==Installation==
  
Install the {{AUR|console-tdm}} package which is available in [https://aur.archlinux.org/ AUR].
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[[Install]] the {{AUR|console-tdm}} package ({{AUR|console-tdm-git}} package for the development version).
  
Now ensure no other display managers get started by disabling their systemd services with {{ic|systemctl disable}}.
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Now ensure no other display managers get started by [[disabling]] their systemd services.
  
For example, if you were using the Gnome Display Manager, you would stop it from starting at boot by running
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After installing Console TDM, you should modify your {{ic|~/.bash_profile}}, and add a line:
 
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source /usr/bin/tdm
  # systemctl disable gdm.service
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If you use [[zsh]], add to your {{ic|~/.zprofile}} the following line:
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  bash /usr/bin/tdm
 
or
 
or
  # systemctl disable graphical.target
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  tdm
# systemctl enable multi-user.target
 
  
After installing Console TDM, you should modify your ~/.bash_profile, and add a line
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Regardless of which shell is used you should edit {{ic|~/.xinitrc}} by replace your existing {{ic|exec}} line with:
source /usr/bin/tdm
 
and edit your ~/.xinitrc, replace your exec lines with
 
 
  exec tdm --xstart
 
  exec tdm --xstart
  
 
==Configuration==
 
==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 {{ic|tdmctl init}}.
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You should copy the links to your WM/DE starter to {{ic|~/.tdm/sessions}}, and links to non-X programs to {{ic|~/.tdm/extra}}. For convenience, you can just run {{ic|tdmctl init}}.
  
The use of the program {{ic|tdmctl}} is much like systemctl, and it's a powerful tool to configure Console TDM.
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The use of the program {{ic|tdmctl}} is much like {{ic|systemctl}}, and it's a powerful tool to configure Console TDM.
  
 
You can customize Console TDM by editing {{ic|~/.tdm/tdminit}}.
 
You can customize Console TDM by editing {{ic|~/.tdm/tdminit}}.
  
==More resources==
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==See also==
*[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CDM CDM] - Archwiki page of CDM
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*[http://code.google.com/p/t-display-manager/ Google Code page]
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* [http://dopsi.github.io/console-tdm/ Homepage]

Latest revision as of 17:34, 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.

See also