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==What is qingy?==
 
 
 
[http://qingy.sourceforge.net/ Qingy] is a replacement for getty and login-managers like slim, kdm gdm and so on, using [http://www.directfb.org DirectFB] to provide a fast, nice GUI without the overhead of the X Window System. It allows users to log in and start the session of their choice (text console, gnome, kde, wmaker, etc.). Running several X sessions is also possible.
 
 
 
==How to get qingy?==
 
 
 
First you need a working DirectFB.
 
I'm recommending [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Uvesafb Uvesafb].
 
 
 
A package is available in the [community] repo. To install:
 
# pacman -S qingy
 
 
 
Several extra themes are also available. In [community] repo, there is an Arch specific theme:
 
# pacman -S qingy-theme-arch
 
 
 
A package of several various themes is available in AUR:
 
 
 
*[http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=5501 qingy-themes]
 
 
 
==Replace *getty with qingy==
 
To use qingy, you'll need to edit /etc/inittab.
 
 
 
Replace:
 
c1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 38400 vc/1 linux
 
c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 38400 vc/2 linux
 
c3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 38400 vc/3 linux
 
c4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 38400 vc/4 linux
 
c5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 38400 vc/5 linux
 
c6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 38400 vc/6 linux
 
 
 
by:
 
c1:2345:respawn:/sbin/qingy tty1
 
c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/qingy tty2
 
c3:2345:respawn:/sbin/qingy tty3
 
c4:2345:respawn:/sbin/qingy tty4
 
c5:2345:respawn:/sbin/qingy tty5
 
c6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 38400 vc/6 linux
 
 
 
Qingy's author suggest to keep agetty on a console (here on console 6) as a safety measure as qingy is still beta software.
 
 
 
Because qingy uses tty0-9 insead of vc/1-6 so you need add tty to /etc/securetty :
 
#
 
# /etc/securetty
 
#
 
console
 
vc/1
 
vc/2
 
vc/3
 
vc/4
 
vc/5
 
vc/6
 
tty0
 
tty1
 
tty2
 
tty3
 
tty4
 
tty5
 
tty6
 
tty7
 
 
 
==Configuring qingy==
 
 
 
You can configure qingy by editing /etc/qingy/settings.
 
 
 
The default settings for X specifics are fine so only edit them if you really know what you are doing.
 
# Full path to the X server
 
#x_server = "/usr/bin/Xorg"
 
# Full path to the 'xinit' executable
 
xinit = "/usr/bin/xinit"
 
# Parameter we should pass to the X server
 
x_args = "-nolisten tcp -br"
 
 
 
I recommend to set
 
log_facilities = console, file
 
so you can look for errors in /var/log/qingy.log, too.
 
 
 
All other options are well explained.
 
 
 
==Starting X==
 
 
 
If you want to start X with qingy you need to edit your .xsession.
 
 
 
Here a default .xsession for qingy.
 
#!/bin/sh
 
exec <login-shell command> <window manager starter>
 
An example:
 
#!/bin/sh
 
exec bash --login -c 'openbox-session'
 
 
 
The start of the window manager using a login shell is needed because qingy starts the X-session directly without the help of a shell.
 
This causes issues like no umlauts in xterm and malfunction of control keys like "Home", "End", "Del" and so on in the terminal.
 
 
 
==Adding a session entry==
 
 
 
If you've changed the variable x_sessions or text_session in the config file of qingy replace the following pathes with the path you've set.
 
 
 
===Text mode session===
 
 
 
Therefore add a new file into /etc/qingy/sessions/ while the name of the file is the name of the entry.
 
 
 
The file should be a shell script for an example have a look into /etc/qingy/sessios/emacs.
 
 
 
===X mode session===
 
 
 
Create the folder /etc/X11/Sessions/ and save a new script file into it. (see Text mode session)
 
 
 
The name of the file is shown in the menu.
 
 
 
==Troubleshooting==
 
 
 
=== Synaptic touchpad and keyboard issue ===
 
 
 
Qingy (and quite possibly other DirectFB applicationss) has some issues using Synaptics touchpad. Also the keyboard can behave strangely (like if each keys were pressed twice).
 
 
 
This can be solved by adding:
 
disable-module=linux_input
 
to /etc/directfbrc. If the file does not exist, create it. This will enable you to use your touchpad, however some extra functionality like tapping or tap-dragging might not work.
 

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