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  1. #1
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    Slim starts too early

    How can i set Slim display manager to start later (or load nvidia kernel module faster)?

    Code:
    sudo update-rc.d -f slim remove
    sudo update-rc.d slim defaults 99
    Tried to increase rc link number, but it didn't help. Slim tries to start 2 seconds before nvidia module gets loaded (Maverick minimal amd64).

  2. #2
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    Re: Slim starts too early

    Doesn't Slim interface into GDM? In other words, if you go directly to the login page, won't it show up under the desktop environment menu? Fluxbox does, but I don't know how much Slim and Fluxbox differ.


    Cipherboy

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    Re: Slim starts too early

    I use Slim to start Fluxbox with automatic login. Slim is display/login manager like GDM/KDM/XDM, i don't have GDM installed. "sudo /etc/init.d/slim start" after boot is finished (nvidia module loaded) works ok. SSD is too fast..

    http://slim.berlios.de/

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    Re: Slim starts too early

    Is slim being started via upstart or from sysv? (you can tell by looking at /etc/init.d/slim -- if it's a symlink to /lib/init/upstart-job then it's being started by upstart).

    I don't know the details on it, but if it's being started by upstart, then you can make it dependent on the video driver being loaded (I believe kdm and gdm are already set up this way).

    If it's just a sysv init script, I'm not sure. I know these scripts support dependencies, but how to actually specify the loading of the hardware drivers I don't know.

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    Re: Slim starts too early

    It is sysv script. Have to check if i can convert it to upstart.

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    Re: Slim starts too early

    Changing to upstart fixed it.

    /etc/init/slim.conf (modded from kdm.conf):
    Code:
    # SLiM - Simple Login Manager
    #
    # The display manager service manages the X servers running on the
    # system, providing login and auto-login services
    
    description     "Simple Login Manager"
    author          "Richard Johnson"  
    
    start on (filesystem
              and started dbus
              and (drm-device-added card0 PRIMARY_DEVICE_FOR_DISPLAY=1
                   or stopped udevtrigger))
    stop on runlevel [016]
    
    emits starting-dm
    
    env XORGCONFIG=/etc/X11/xorg.conf
    
    script
        if [ -n "$UPSTART_EVENTS" ]
        then
        [ ! -f /etc/X11/default-display-manager -o "$(cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager 2>/dev/null)" = "/usr/bin/slim" ] || { stop; exit 0; }
    
        # Check kernel command-line for inhibitors
        for ARG in $(cat /proc/cmdline)
        do
            case "${ARG}" in
            text|-s|s|S|single)
                        plymouth quit || :  # We have the ball here
                exit 0
                ;;
            esac
        done
        fi
    
        if [ -r /etc/default/locale ]; then
        . /etc/default/locale
        export LANG LANGUAGE
        elif [ -r /etc/environment ]; then
        . /etc/environment
        export LANG LANGUAGE
        fi
        export XORGCONFIG
    
        exec slim
    end script
    Code:
    sudo update-rc.d -f slim remove
    sudo mv /etc/init.d/slim ~/backup/slim-original-sysvrc-script
    sudo ln -s /lib/init/upstart-job /etc/init.d/slim

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    Re: Slim starts too early

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