Topic: How to get console-tdm up and running!
obviously you need to install console-tdm, xinit and dialog (if you want the gui)
But here are the steps to getting it to run properly.
1: do this in your non root account:
tdmctl add yourwindowmanager /usr/bin/yourwindowmanagerEXECUTABLE
2: Then edit your .bash_profile and add:
tdm && exit
if you want to logout automatically when the window manager is closed, add exit so no one can use your comp till you put your password and login in.
3: Make a file called .xinitrc and put it in your /home/user folder.
IT should work after this, otherwise scroll below to my warning:
WARNING though, not dangerous just ANNOYING! and it RARELY happens anyways:
If it refuses to start after all this, there might be some sort of an error.
I had this on my x230 laptop for some reason where you would have to disable-xrunning-check
meaning automatic login was not able to be setup.
Which means one you logged in you had to type in something before you logged in like this:
Then your gui or text mode options would appear
Just don't put the --disable-xrunning-check option into .xinitrc or .bash_profile to fix this problem.
If you want to fix it, I recommend looking into .config/tdm/
and checking to see if the problem is there.
or, doas nano /usr/bin/tdm (not recommended unless you need automatic login and it wont work any other way!)
and work from there!
BEFORE YOU SCROLL DOWN... BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! I WOULD PREFER NO ERRORS COME FROM THIS! okay? anyways look below now:
IF you do this, make a backup config file with cp -r of your /usr/bin/tdm
in case something goes screwy...
then I suppose you could disable xrunning-check, I am not sure if this will fix it. But you can try if you wish.
NOTE! I should add this wasn't needed on my T430 at all.
Both have a version/fork of coreboot and intel me is disabled on it.
It is also possible something was screwy with my X230, so maybe this is a 1% chance of being a problem.
Just mentioning cause it happened to me on one comp once.