I was inspired to write this article by a YouTube user. I added the FreeBSD lxde Desktop video to YouTube a long time ago. And once when I went to my channel I saw a comment under my video. In which I was asked how to start lxde I advised through slim and now I am quick to set up slim here.
Simple Login Manager is a graphical display manager or login manager that is configured using the slim.conf file.
First, we will install slim and themes, install from packages or from ports without a difference, I will install from the package:
pkg install slim
pkg install slim-themes
To start slim with the system, write in /etc/rc.conf the configuration file is located in
open it with an editor and look for the lines:
default_user newuser #username
here you need to enter the username, then you will not need to enter the username every time you log in.
For automatic login without entering a password, we type yes
curr ent_theme theme name
theme can be downloaded separately and edited by yourself, then place it in the directory
To start DE, you need to comment out the line, and if you need to add DE
sessions xfce4, icewm-session, wmaker, blackbox, lxde, openbox
After starting slim at the start of the system, you need to select a session, select the session using F1
All setup is complete.