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switch from XDM to LXDM for XFCE and "X minimal installation"

Feature state

openSUSE-11.3
Unconfirmed

Description

xdm is a very lightweight login manager, but it's actually really ugly and not 
easy to use. i suggest to switch to LXDM as default login manager. it's
lightweight (LXDE default one) and depends only on gtk pam and ConsoleKit.
lxdm also allow to create a branding package to customize the apperence
bugzilla enhacement request: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=561146
othere related feature: https://features.opensuse.org/307729

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png J. E. wrote: (8 years ago)

Last time I checked, Xorg XDM also does not interface with ConsoleKit, leaving device nodes in /dev without appropraite permission for the user.

icons/user_comment.png P. R. wrote: (8 years ago)

AFAIK our xdm contains patches for ConsoleKit/PolicyKit, but this is not related to this request.

icons/user_comment.png J. E. wrote: (8 years ago)

Ah nice. It was missing in 11.1 however :-)

icons/user_comment.png P. G. wrote: (7 years ago)

I've given the openSUSE 11.3 XFCE spin a try on an old spare machine and it creates a bad impression straight away when confronted with the horrifically ugly login box. Surely one of the openSUSE artwork team could still knock up something a bit nicer in time for 11.4? It made me feel that not one moment had ever been spent on polish for this DE unlike with KDE and GNOME. Not knowing how best to remedy this, I searched in YaST for other display managers and found that KDM pulls in vast amounts of heavy dependencies whilst GDM a bit less so, so I installed the latter. GDM is buggy though since a new user I added post-install has their login name muddled up with another user and the cursor always shows as busy. I hadn't known about LXDM but it sounds like a better solution.

icons/user_comment.png R. D. wrote: (6 years ago)

Some of the extra dependencies for LXDM may now be required by minimal JEOS system anyway pulled in by polkit (from what I've seen in SuSE Studio anyway).
Having installed a minimal X, quite agreea bout the fugliness points on xdm are correct, and when upgrading from xdm by installing other Desktops later the window manager switch isn't updated automatically (likely to trip up new users).

icons/user_comment.png a. f. wrote: (6 years ago)

any suggestion at this point?

Last change: 6 years ago
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