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See [[Display Manager]] for additional information.
 
See [[Display Manager]] for additional information.
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==Background wallpaper==
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Here are some tips to make [[XDM]] look nicer:
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* Install the Quick Image Viewer:
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  pacman -S qiv
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* Make a directory to store background images. (e.g. {{filename|/root/backgrounds}} or {{filename|/usr/local/share/backgrounds}})
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* Place your images in the directory. If you don't have any try [http://www.digitalblasphemy.com/] for starters.
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* Edit {{filename|/etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0}}. Change the <code>xconsole</code> command to:
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  /usr/bin/qiv -zr /root/backgrounds/*
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* Edit {{filename|/etc/X11/xdm/Xresources}}. Add/replace the following defines:
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  xlogin'''greetFont:  -adobe-helvetica-bold-o-normal--20-'''-'''-'''-'''-'''-iso8859-1
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  xlogin'''font:      -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--14-'''-'''-'''-'''-'''-iso8859-1
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  xlogin'''promptFont: -adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--14-'''-'''-'''-'''-'''-iso8859-1
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  xlogin'''failFont:  -adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--14-'''-'''-'''-'''-'''-iso8859-1
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  xlogin*frameWidth: 1
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  xlogin*innerFramesWidth: 1
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  xlogin*logoPadding: 0
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  xlogin*geometry:    300x175-0-0
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Comment out the logo defines:
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  #xlogin*logoFileName: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/pixmaps/xorg.xpm
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  #xlogin*logoFileName: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/pixmaps/xorg-bw.xpm
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For the exact meaning of the definitions, see the man page of xdm.
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* Update {{filename|/etc/pacman.conf}} so the changes don't get erased:
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  ~NoUpgrade  = etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0 etc/X11/xdm/Xresources
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The changes will now give you a random wallpaper image and move the login prompt to the botom-right edge of the screen.

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Summary help replacing me
XDM is the X Display Manager.
Related
Display Manager

From XDM manual page:

Xdm manages a collection of X displays, which may be on the local host or remote servers. The design of xdm was guided by the needs of X terminals as well as The Open Group standard XDMCP, the X Display Manager Control Protocol. Xdm provides services similar to those provided by init, getty and login on character terminals: prompting for login name and password, authenticating the user, and running a "session."

XDM provides a simple and straightforward graphical login prompt.

Installation

Install XDM:

# pacman -S xorg-xdm xorg-xconsole

Make .xsession executable:

$ chmod 744 .xsession

Optionally, install the Arch Linux theme for XDM:

# pacman -S xdm-archlinux xorg-xbutton

See Display Manager for additional information.

Background wallpaper

Here are some tips to make XDM look nicer:

  • Install the Quick Image Viewer:
 pacman -S qiv
  • Place your images in the directory. If you don't have any try [1] for starters.
 /usr/bin/qiv -zr /root/backgrounds/*
 xlogingreetFont:  -adobe-helvetica-bold-o-normal--20------iso8859-1
 xloginfont:       -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--14------iso8859-1
 xloginpromptFont: -adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--14------iso8859-1
 xloginfailFont:   -adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--14------iso8859-1
 xlogin*frameWidth: 1
 xlogin*innerFramesWidth: 1
 xlogin*logoPadding: 0
 xlogin*geometry:    300x175-0-0

Comment out the logo defines:

 #xlogin*logoFileName: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/pixmaps/xorg.xpm
 #xlogin*logoFileName: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/pixmaps/xorg-bw.xpm

For the exact meaning of the definitions, see the man page of xdm.

 ~NoUpgrade   = etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0 etc/X11/xdm/Xresources

The changes will now give you a random wallpaper image and move the login prompt to the botom-right edge of the screen.