Greetd

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Greetd is a system login and authentication daemon designed for Wayland display managers.

Usage

USE flags

USE flags for gui-libs/greetd ipc based login daemon

debug Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Backtraces
man Build and install man pages

Front-ends

GtkGreet

root #emerge --ask gui-apps/gtkgreet

TuiGreet

root #emerge --ask gui-apps/tuigreet

Agreet

Usage

To customize greetd first edit /etc/greetd/config.toml with the greeter of choice.

The following line contains a command that will be executed right after logging in. For example, in order to launch gui-wm/sway from greetd:

FILE /etc/greetd/config.toml
command = "sway"

Launching greetd on system boot depends on init system.

OpenRC

In OpenRC, first allow the xdm service to start on boot

user $rc-update add xdm

Next, edit the file /etc/conf.d/xdm and set DISPLAYMANAGER to greetd

FILE /etc/conf.d/xdm
DISPLAYMANAGER="greetd"

SystemD

Enable greetd service to start on boot

user $systemctl enable greetd.service

Invocation

user $greetd --help
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See also

  • Wayland — a simpler replacement for X display server.