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Qingy's author suggest to keep agetty on a console (here on console 6) as a safety measure as qingy is still beta software.
 
Qingy's author suggest to keep agetty on a console (here on console 6) as a safety measure as qingy is still beta software.
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Because qingy uses tty0-9 insead of vc/1-6 you need add tty to /etc/securetty :
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==Having problems with your Synaptics touchpad?==
 
==Having problems with your Synaptics touchpad?==

Revision as of 17:17, 29 March 2009

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What is qingy?

Qingy is a replacement for getty, using 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?

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:

How to setup 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 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

Having problems with your Synaptics touchpad?

Qingy (and quite possibly other DirectFB applicationss) has some issues using Synaptics touchpad. 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.