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[openFATE 308472] switch from XDM to LXDM for XFCE and "X minimal installation"
Feature changed by: Peter Gumbrell (gumb)
Feature #308472, revision 8
Title: switch from XDM to LXDM for XFCE and "X minimal installation"

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: andrea florio (anubisg1)
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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
lxdm also allow to create a branding package to customize the apperence
bugzilla enhacement request:
othere related feature:

#1: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2009-12-26 02:13:36)
Last time I checked, Xorg XDM also does not interface with ConsoleKit,
leaving device nodes in /dev without appropraite permission for the

#2: Pavol Rusnak (prusnak) (2009-12-27 02:56:37) (reply to #1)
AFAIK our xdm contains patches for ConsoleKit/PolicyKit, but this is
not related to this request.

#3: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2009-12-30 20:41:23) (reply to #2)
Ah nice. It was missing in 11.1 however :-)

+ #4: Peter Gumbrell (gumb) (2011-01-08 11:58:14)
+ 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.

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