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  • Writer's pictureMehul Ved

qingy – a desktop manager with a difference

What is qingy?

Here’s the quote from qingy developers Quote: qingy is a replacement for getty. Written in C, it uses DirectFB to provide a fast, nice GUI without the overhead of the X Windows System. It allows the user to log in and start the session of his choice (text console, gnome, kde, wmaker, …).

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  1. It works

  2. It remembers last user who logged in, with focus on password

  3. It also rememebers last session each user chose

  4. Alternatively it remembers last session on a per-tty basis

  5. Fully themable

  6. A theme will look the same on all machines, independently of the resolution

  7. You can select your favourite theme, or a random one every time

  8. Both text and X sessions are supported

  9. You can start more that one X session at once

  10. You can even start X inside a console when X sessions are already running

  11. PAM support

  12. Support for screen savers

  13. Auto log-in support

  14. Session locking support

  15. Session timeout, with lock or logout as available actions

  16. tty specific options support

  17. Customizable key bindings

  18. Text mode support

I came across qingy while browsing gentoo-wiki

Here is the gentoo-wiki qingy guide

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