Template:Article summary start Template:Article summary text Template:Article summary heading Template:Article summary wiki Template:Article summary end 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.
Install the AUR.AUR package which is available in
Now ensure no other display managers get started by disabling their systemd services with
For example, if you were using the Gnome Display Manager, you would stop it from starting at boot by running
# systemctl disable gdm.service
# systemctl disable graphical.target # systemctl enable multi-user.target
After installing Console TDM, you should modify your ~/.bash_profile, and add a line
and edit your ~/.xinitrc, replace your exec lines with
exec tdm --xstart
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
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