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  1. README file for SLiM
  2. Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <>
  4. SLiM (Simple Login Manager) is a graphical login manager for X11.
  5. It aims to be simple, fast and independent from the various
  6. desktop environments.
  7. SLiM is based on latest stable release of by Per Lidén.
  8. New features:
  9. - External themes and configuration
  10. - PNG support with alpha transparency for panel
  11. - PNG / JPEG support for backgrounds
  12. - XFT / freetype support
  13. - Double or single (GDM-style) inputbox support
  14. - CMake build procedure
  16. see the INSTALL file
  17. USAGE
  18. To launch slim, execute run the slim binary,
  19. followed by the -d option if you want it to
  20. run as a daemon in the background (reccommended)
  21. enter username and password to login. The ~/.xinitrc
  22. file is executed by default, so be sure to have a working
  23. .xinitrc file in your home.
  24. Special usernames (commands configurable in the config file):
  25. - console: start console login
  26. - exit: exit SLiM
  27. - halt: halt the system
  28. - reboot: reboot the system
  29. pressing the F11 key executes a user-specified
  30. command (see the configuration file), the default
  31. is to take a screenshot if the 'import' program is available.
  33. /usr/etc/slim.conf is the main configuration file.
  34. Options are explained in the file itself
  35. THEMES
  36. See THEMES
  38. SLiM is copyright (c) 2004-06 by Simone Rota, Johannes Winkelmann,
  39. Nobuhiro Iwamatsu and is available under the GNU General Public
  40. License.
  41. See the COPYING file for the complete license.
  42. Image handling code adapted and extended from xplanet 1.0.1,
  43. copyright (c) 2002-04 by Hari Nair
  44. is copyright (c) 1997, 1998 by Per Liden and is
  45. licensed through the GNU General Public License.