[openbox] Openbox on Fedora

Mikael Magnusson lists at bak.och.fr.am
Tue Jul 1 09:38:45 EDT 2008

On Tue, 1 Jul 2008, Ted X Toth wrote:

> Mikael Magnusson wrote:
>>  On Tue, 1 Jul 2008, Ted X Toth wrote:
>> >  I'm trying to figure out how to start an Openbox session instead of gdm 
>> >  on 'init 5' on Fedora 'rawhide' (the latest). Has anyone done this, any 
>> >  pointers? What do I need to do about /etc/X11/prefdm?
>>  Usually you would have your login manager do auto-login of your account or
>>  so. You can't make init 5 start openbox without a login manager, but you
>>  can run 'startx' instead and set up your .xinitrc to launch openbox and
>>  whatever apps you want. Stuff init starts has to be daemons, and neither X
>>  nor openbox are daemons, but gdm is.
> Yes of course I was just a bit confused by 
> http://icculus.org/openbox/index.php/Image:LoginOptions.png. How about using 
> xdm to get an openbox session going?

That should also work, I've never played with xdm though.

Mikael Magnusson

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