From: Paul D. DeRocco <pderocco@ix...> - 2013-08-07 00:43:45
I asked this once a long time ago, and basically got a "yes, it's possible"
answer. Now that I've got more experience under my belt, I'd like to tackle
I'm running a slightly modified Poky Dylan build of gumstix-xfce-image on an
Overo AirStorm on a Chestnut43. I've added PyGTK, and want to use the serial
console to develop Python programs that use the entire display. This means
that I really just need the display and window manager, not the desktop.
Currently, when I run a PyGTK program, it pops up on top of the login
screen, which I don't intend to use.
I don't really understand the whole display "stack". I keep reading about
XFCE, GTK, Gnome, X, framebuffer, but I don't know where these things are,
or what things are separable, or where I can hook in.
Would this be better approached by taking stuff out of gumstix-xfce-image
(or even just making certain things not start up--I'm not short on space),
or adding stuff to gumstix-console-image?
In short, what's the easiest way I can skip the whole
desktop-with-a-login-prompt, and just have a blank screen that my PyGTK
program can display on?
Ciao, Paul D. DeRocco