[Inx] Qingy: GUI login

Samson Wong samsonctwong at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 22:28:11 PST 2008

On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 2:30 PM, David Kuntadi <d.kuntadi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> If INX plan to be installable for next releases, a GUI login would be
> very attractive I think.
> I have manage to install below GUI login on LFS, without X offcourse
> (using DirectFB):
> http://qingy.sourceforge.net/news.php?year=2008
> A Qingy image   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, ...).
> Some screenshoot of the login windows:
> http://qingy.sourceforge.net/screenshots.php
> I thought it would be a "nice to have" and surprise people how good
> "without X" could be.

Wow, those screenshots look nice. I've seen g/kdm ones that look worse!

> I tried to compile firefox without X (use DirectFB), but so far no success.

Good luck with that. The thought of the possibility is mind-blowing tbh.
Sorry I don't know any coding though.

> Regards,
> David
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