Console-focused display manager

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#Rust Terminal Display Manager

rstdm (RuSt Terminal Display Manager, or perhaps Readability Strength Tone Display Manager) is a console-based display manager.

Void 5.15.34_1 (laptop) (tty7)

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laptop login: ag

 0. Hikari          Stacking compositor with tiling capabilities
 1. Sway            An i3-compatible Wayland compositor
Desktop choice [1]:


sudo make install-all  # binary, manual, runit, rsyslog

# or any combination of:
sudo make install
sudo make install-manual
sudo make install-runit
sudo make install-rsyslog


rstdm should, in most cases, work with no configuration. For those other cases:

❯ rstdm -h
A console-based display manager.

    rstdm [OPTIONS]

    -d, --dbus                    Use `dbus-run-session` to start the desktop
    -f, --focus-on-start <TTY>    Focus the given TTY when rstdm starts
    -h, --help                    Print help information
    -l, --log-file <PATH>         Log to this path instead of syslog
    -s, --session-dirs <PATH>     Include this folder when searching for sessions (can be used more
                                  than once)
    -v, --verbose                 Enable DEBUG-level logging (twice for TRACE)

#Prior art


rstdm is being built for a very specific use case, but with room to expand. General requirements follow:


The pam crate requires these to be installed:

  • clang
  • pam-devel

#To do

See todo.sr.ht.