README file for Schlimm - A Fork of SLiM
Why fork SLiM?
There are no signs of active development on SLiM. But I like its
simplicity and want to be able to use it instead of using
systemd-based login mechanisms.
What does "Schlimm" mean?
"Schlimm" is an abbreviation for Simple configurable human login management module.
It also is a word in german that can be translated to bad, sad, hard
and other words. For the english tongue, it is pronounced "shlymm".
SLiM README content below:
README file for SLiM
Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SLiM (Simple Login Manager) is a graphical login manager for X11.
It aims to be simple, fast and independent from the various
SLiM is based on latest stable release of Login.app by Per Lidén.
- External themes and configuration
- PNG support with alpha transparency for panel
- PNG / JPEG support for backgrounds
- XFT / freetype support
- Double or single (GDM-style) inputbox support
- CMake build procedure
see the INSTALL file
To launch slim, execute run the slim binary,
followed by the -d option if you want it to
run as a daemon in the background (reccommended)
enter username and password to login. The ~/.xinitrc
file is executed by default, so be sure to have a working
.xinitrc file in your home.
Special usernames (commands configurable in the config file):
- console: start console login
- exit: exit SLiM
- halt: halt the system
- reboot: reboot the system
pressing the F11 key executes a user-specified
command (see the configuration file), the default
is to take a screenshot if the 'import' program is available.
/usr/etc/slim.conf is the main configuration file.
Options are explained in the file itself
SLiM is copyright (c) 2004-06 by Simone Rota, Johannes Winkelmann,
Nobuhiro Iwamatsu and is available under the GNU General Public
See the COPYING file for the complete license.
Image handling code adapted and extended from xplanet 1.0.1,
copyright (c) 2002-04 by Hari Nair
Login.app is copyright (c) 1997, 1998 by Per Liden and is
licensed through the GNU General Public License.