How To Configure Ly Display Manager

I'm not able to configure the Ly disply manager on Freebsd.

I have these lines in my /etc/gettytab :
Code:
Ly:\
        :lo=/usr/local/bin/ly:\
        :al=root:

My /etc/ttys :
Code:
ttyv0   "/usr/libexec/getty Ly"         xterm   on secure

My /usr/local/etc/ly/config.ini: (I didn't change anything in this file beside that one line with tty)
Code:
# tty in use
tty = 0

# vt in use by X or Wayland
# vt = 9

I can log in in the shell, but with xinitrc, after some some of black screen, I get loged out. Any idea, how to configure Ly disply manager in FreeBSD?
I Installed it through pkg (8).
 
 
I had a look at the problem in a VM, there is a message in the virtual terminal where x11/ly is started, pointing to a permission issue, after trying to log in, and been confronted with a black screen:
Code:
exec: /home/<user>/.xinitrc: Permission denied

chmod 744 ~/.xinitrc

That lets log in as expected, but another problem arises. When log out from Xorg it doesn't return to x11/ly, Xorg must be killed, and x11/ly too to work correctly.

If you experience the same on your (bare metal) system, and insist on using x11/ly, I would open a PR.
 

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Ports/packages are third party software. They are not provided by FreeBSD. Ports are created and maintained by volunteers, people investing their own time to create a port for an application. If you have problems with a specific port you contact the maintainer of said port or submit a PR (problem report).

Yes, please do it.
No, you misunderstood. It's what T-Daemon would do if he was in your position.
 
Ports/packages are third party software. They are not provided by FreeBSD. Ports are created and maintained by volunteers, people investing their own time to create a port for an application. If you have problems with a specific port you contact the maintainer of said port or submit a PR (problem report).
I know and I want to contribute voluntarily to make x11/ly to work on FreeBSD.
 
That lets log in as expected, but another problem arises. When log out from Xorg it doesn't return to x11/ly, Xorg must be killed, and x11/ly too to work correctly.
I had problems when logging out of ly, but I don't remember if it was the exact same problem. The logout overlapped and overwrote files that had to do with the window manager or Xorg. The desktop looked like a mess after logging out and there was overlap of the text from console, of ly and Xorg, until the files were fixed.
 
I had problems when logging out of ly, but I don't remember if it was the exact same problem. The logout overlapped and overwrote files that had to do with the window manager or Xorg. The desktop looked like a mess after logging out and there was overlap of the text from console, of ly and Xorg, until the files were fixed.
I've tested x11-wm/jwm and x11-wm/fluxbox on 13.1-RELEASE (VM), latest package repository. The problem here is after trying to 'exit' from the menu, in both WM all elements disappear (JWM - tray, Fluxbox - toolbar, open windows), the background of the WM remains, no mouse function existent.

The background stays until Xorg is killed from a virtual terminal. In x11/ly the cursor remains invisible until it's killed, which triggers a restart.
 
You had it from the beginning:
Following this thread I set tty=2 to /usr/local/etc/ly/config.ini while /etc/ttys pointed to ttyv1, then the DM was shown. It can be a linuxism since ttys starts at 1 or a misunderstanding on my part. Then I cannot start with exec /usr/local/bin/jwm in ~/.xinitrc. See note about .xinitrc.
.xinitrc
If your .xinitrc doesn't work make sure it is executable and includes a shebang.

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