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Configure minimalist login on OpenBSD

login screen

First of all, enable xenodm(1):

# rcctl enable xenodm

As root edit /etc/X11/xenodm/Xresources:

xlogin.Login.echoPasswd:       true             fail
xlogin.Login.namePrompt:       \040login
xlogin.Login.passwdPrompt:     passwd

xlogin.Login.logoFileName:     /etc/X11/xenodm/pixmaps/OpenBSD_1bpp.xpm
xlogin.Login.height:           180
xlogin.Login.width:            500
xlogin.Login.y:                440
xlogin.Login.frameWidth:       0
xlogin.Login.innerFramesWidth: 0

xlogin.Login.background:       black
xlogin.Login.foreground:       #cccccc
xlogin.Login.failColor:        white
xlogin.Login.inpColor:         black
xlogin.Login.promptColor:      #888888

xlogin.Login.face:             fixed-13
xlogin.Login.failFace:         fixed-13
xlogin.Login.promptFace:       fixed-13

Then edit /etc/X11/xenodm/Xsetup_0

xsetroot -solid black


# reboot

Tested on OpenBSD 6.3.

P.S. If you have YubiKey, use it for login and SSH.