A short post here to highlight some of SLiM’s configuration options. SLiM is a lightweight and easily customizable display manager. It’s responsible for starting the x window environment on login. (More about display managers)
Quick Note: The Arch Wiki gives a warning about SLiM’s compatibility with systemd. However, I’ve never had an issue that was directly related to SLiM.
The config file in qustion is:
configuration file has pretty good descriptions of the
options, so I’ll just go over some of my favorites here.
This is a simple option that you’ll probably want so that you don’t hvae to manually do it either for login password entry or during regular use.
This will save a second or two of not having to manually enter your username at login. Relevant if you have a single user system.
The default theme is pretyt hideous in my opinion, so… The archlinux-themes-slim package contains several clean good looking themes. After installing the package, the themes are stored in
/usr/share/slim/themes. Set the current_theme option to the theme’s name listed in the above directory.
This is a convenient option for single user systems who might encrypt an entire system.
You wouldn’t want this if you’re only encrypting /home (because what’s the point then) or if there are multiple users on the system.
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Given your circumstances, you may want to have a certain program or shell script run upon login. This is where you would enter that.