Getty as display manager

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This guide shows how you can use getty as display manager.

Choose window manager

Create (or edit) ~/.xinitrc:

setxkbmap fi
exec dwm

Start X on login to tty1

Start X session when you login to first virtual terminal.

Add the following line in top of your ~/.bashrc:

[[ $(tty) = "/dev/tty1" ]] && exec startx

Autologin

Modify /etc/inittab:

# TERMINALS
c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -a username 38400 tty1 linux
c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty2 linux