I'm trying to keep things fairly minimal, but it's tough!
(Judging by what I read online, I have to pick for myself one of each of these:
- a display manager
- a greeter
- a window manager
- a desktop environment
I don't know, maybe I don't need all of the above, but it's hard for me to tell what of this I really need, and what's bloat.)
Right now, the way I have it is that I get a text-only login interface, and, after I log in, I run
% exec startxfce4
This works OK, but I'd like to automate away that obligatory call to
exec startxfce4. I already have this very same command in
~/.xinitrc (in fact, it's all I have in this file), but apparently it's not enough. What do I need to do instead (or in addition)?
Also, the text-only interface is OK, except that the font is tiny (I have a high-rez screen), hard to read. I wouldn't mind having a graphical login screen, but I have not been able to find one that I can install without installing a bazillion other packages alongside, many of them with names featuring the word "gnome", which I want to avoid.
Is there a really minimal graphic login that I can use to log into xfce4?