The autologin tweak I mentioned in the last post is straight out of the Arch wiki. It works like a champ, and I like it even better than the autologin method for Ubuntu.
The instructions in the wiki are easy to follow and do a better job explaining it than I do here, so I won’t offer too much detail.
x:5:once:/bin/su kmandla -l -c "/bin/bash --login -c startx >/dev/null 2>/dev/null"
That’s the X spawn line from my inittab file. Replace ‘kmandla’ with your preferred user name and save the line into your inittab, and you’re one step away from a faster desktop.
And while you’re at it, dump KDM/GDM/XDM, would you? Nobody needs a prettified login. This is all about speed, friend.