Getty as display manager

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

Choose window manager

If you use fi keyboard layout and dwm as window manager, you would set the following in your ~/.xinitrc:

~/.xinitrc: setting up keyboard layout and window manager
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:

~/.bashrc: Autostart X on login to tty1
[[ $(tty) = "/dev/tty1" ]] && exec startx

Autologin

Modify /etc/inittab:

/etc/inittab: Autologin
# TERMINALS
c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -a username 38400 tty1 linux