Re: [dwm] X Display Manager

From: Ross Mohn <>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:36:10 -0500

On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 12:40 -0500, Bill Puschmann wrote:
> I'll second Qingy (corrected spelling... how'd it get into the fsf
> directory misspelled?)
> 'startx' is fine, unless you're trying to be secure. Anyone can walk
> up to your machine, give it a ctrl-alt-backspace and drop into your
> shell (regardless of a screenlock). Fine for home use... sucks for
> the office.
> Since qingy uses the framebuffer, you don't have the overhead of
> launching X. It comes preconfigured to either drop you straight to
> console, user's xsession or whatever their last session was. Plus,
> it's very easy to configure themes (probably not all that interesting
> for most DWM folks... but great for the rest of the family)

Thanks to all who responded! Slim looks nice, but I think Qingy looks a
bit better for my needs. Security is a concern for me at home since my
inexperienced users can, and sometimes do, press random keys. I might
even have time to try it in the next couple of days...

Thanks again! -RPM
Received on Mon Oct 30 2006 - 19:36:17 UTC

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