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{{Article summary start}}
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{{Article summary text|Starting X automatically at login to a virtual terminal.}}
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{{Article summary heading|Related}}
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{{Article summary wiki|systemd/User}}
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{{Article summary wiki|Automatic login to virtual console}}
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{{Article summary wiki|Display Manager}}
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{{Article summary wiki|Silent boot}}
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{{Article summary wiki|Xinitrc}}
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{{Article summary end}}
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A [[Display Manager|display manager]] can be used to provide a login screen and start the [[X server]]. This article explains how this can be done using an existing virtual terminal.
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To manually start X, {{ic|startx}} is used, which will execute {{ic|~/.xinitrc}}, which may be customized to start the window manager of choice as described in the [[xinitrc]] article.
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== Shell RCConfig File ==
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To easily accomplish this, add to your shell's rc config:
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* Bash - {{ic|~/.bashrc}}
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* Zsh - {{ic|~/.zshrc}}
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* Csh - {{ic|~/.cshrc}}
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* Ksh - {{ic|~/.kshrc}}
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The following:
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{{bc|1=<nowiki>
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[[ $TTY == "/dev/tty1" ]] && exec startx
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</nowiki>}}
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== Tips ==
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*This method can be combined with [[automatic login to virtual console]].
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{{Warning|1=When doing so, if you use [[PulseAudio]] remember to set correct dependencies for the autologin systemd service to ensure that dbus is started before {{ic|~/.xinitrc}} is read (see: [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=155416 BBS#155416])}}
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* If you would like to remain logged in when the X session ends, remove {{ic|exec}}.
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* To redirect the output of the X session to a file, create an [[alias]]:
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: {{bc|1=alias startx='startx &> ~/.xlog'}}
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* If you have a profile config ({{ic|~/.bash_profile}}, {{ic|~/.zprofile}}, etc...) place it in there instead to only run on successful logins.
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Latest revision as of 10:37, 24 July 2016