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, …).

Source :- http://qingy.sourceforge.net


  • It works
  • It remembers last user who logged in, with focus on password
  • It also rememebers last session each user chose
  • Alternatively it remembers last session on a per-tty basis
  • Fully themable
  • A theme will look the same on all machines, independently of the resolution
  • You can select your favourite theme, or a random one every time
  • Both text and X sessions are supported
  • You can start more that one X session at once
  • You can even start X inside a console when X sessions are already running
  • PAM support
  • Support for screen savers
  • Auto log-in support
  • Session locking support
  • Session timeout, with lock or logout as available actions
  • tty specific options support
  • Customizable key bindings
  • Text mode support

I came across qingy while browsing gentoo-wiki

Here is the gentoo-wiki qingy guide

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