Re: [dev] [dmenu] running shell scripts in dmenu

From: Silvan Jegen <>
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2019 20:18:41 +0100


[2019-01-05 17:09] Caio Barros <>
> Em sex, 4 de jan de 2019 às 19:42, Markus Wichmann <> escreveu:
> >
> > On Fri, Jan 04, 2019 at 02:17:12PM -0200, Caio Barros wrote:
> > > That's it! Yes, I'm unfotunately still runing a display manager:
> > > lightdm. I'm slowly getting rid of the bloat [...]
> >
> > It was never my intention to advise you of how bloated or unbloated your
> > system can be. To be honest, I don't know if having a redundant shell
> > session hang around is more bloated than an additional program in the
> > background. I refuse to run a DM because I have had bad experiences with
> > those in the past (namely, that the default X11 configuration would
> > crash the machine, but on Debian there was no easy way of preventing the
> > system from starting it with a DM installed). But you do you. Whatever
> > makes you happy.
> >
> > Honestly, starting from console and typing in "startx" brings back
> > memories of starting up my 486 and typing in "win". Makes the experience
> > feel a bit unevolved.
> Oh, I din't tried to remove the DM because of your advice. That was
> something I tried before asking for help and because I wanted it.
> Personally, I feel that without a DM I understand my system better In
> that sense a DM is bloat to me and not so much because of memory usage
> or redundancy of sessions. Although I too have a somewhat nostalgic
> feeling when typing a command to load the window manager, I don't mind
> at all automating it, but for that a DM is not necessary.

If you are interested in something very light that saves you some typing
while still lets you choose sessions (if you happen to have more than
one), TDM[0] has been working quite well for me.


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