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#1 2012-12-10 08:50:04

Super-Nathan
#! CrunchBanger
From: South Korea
Registered: 2009-12-18
Posts: 158
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Transition to LightDM

I would really like to see a transition towards LightDM. I realize SLiM is super low on resources, and while I havn't seen a side by side comparison, I can't imagine that LightDM is much worse.

Pros:
LightDM is MUCH better equipped to help users that desire multiple window managers.

LightDM Can use multiple greeters, even if we as a community wanted our own custom greeter.

LightDM is easy to configure from the user point of view (example: auto-login)


Cons:
SLiM is already in place and configured.

The current SliM config looks much better than the default lighdm-gtk-greeter



If nobody ever logged in with a different WM/DE than Openbox, then SLiM would be the obvious best choice. Considering that myself and several others desire to have and use multiple WM/DE depending on the situation (example: home=openbox; work=i3wm) Then  I think a transition to LightDM might be in order.

As of now it is rather ugly under default configs. I have been putting 99% of my spare time into PiBang (1% to minecraft, I need something to do while stuff compiles). As soon as I see a lull I would be happy to work on a better greeter situation, but I by no means wan't to do work that the community does not want to adopt and that will never be integrated in #!.

I would love to hear some other people chime in on this!


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#2 2012-12-10 10:21:25

fratermus
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From: 75081, USA
Registered: 2012-01-20
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Re: Transition to LightDM

One of the first things I do on #! boxes is load LightDM. 

If you do work please do share it.  I have half-heartedly looked at how to get it running multi-users and multi-WM elegantly, but it's a lower priority for me at the moment.  Would love to read what you're doing.


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#3 2012-12-10 11:44:50

VastOne
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Re: Transition to LightDM

I am all in for LightDM as the default DM.  It is also still being developed, another pro.


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#4 2012-12-10 18:06:00

stolid
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Registered: 2012-09-06
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Re: Transition to LightDM

I wouldn't mind LightDM as the default as well.


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#5 2012-12-12 12:14:19

cchhrriiss121212
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Registered: 2010-03-26
Posts: 357

Re: Transition to LightDM

I'd also vote for lightDM over SliM.

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#6 2012-12-12 18:32:44

Anaconda
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From: Vancouver Canada
Registered: 2008-12-04
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Re: Transition to LightDM

Yet another vote for lightDM here.
I'm using it on my dual WM Wheezy box because "it just works".


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#7 2012-12-12 19:17:49

bigbenaugust
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From: the 919
Registered: 2009-03-04
Posts: 341

Re: Transition to LightDM

What, y'all don't like writing your own .xsession files?  devil


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#8 2012-12-12 19:57:08

Ozitraveller
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From: Far from the madding crowd!
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 258

Re: Transition to LightDM

Count me in too! wink

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#9 2012-12-12 20:23:58

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,106

Re: Transition to LightDM

Count me out. I like a raw login, no manager, but would prefer SLiM.

Last edited by dura (2012-12-12 20:24:28)

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#10 2013-01-02 15:44:51

ew
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-09-27
Posts: 1,975

Re: Transition to LightDM

I guess you can count me in too, even though I find it quite easy to replace slim with lightdm:)


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#11 2013-01-05 17:36:25

antiv0rtex
#! Die Hard
From: Earth
Registered: 2012-10-05
Posts: 574

Re: Transition to LightDM

dura wrote:

Count me out. I like a raw login, no manager, but would prefer SLiM.

I am aware that this is slightly off-topic, but is there any chance that you could write a tutorial of sorts on how exactly you set up your raw-login? I accomplished something similar by removing gdm (or was it xdm? something like that) and then just startx'ing my way into Openbox whenever I boot my laptop, but I think that is probably not quite the right way to have done things.

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#12 2013-01-05 21:04:34

joek
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Registered: 2011-09-06
Posts: 497

Re: Transition to LightDM

R3nCi: that's pretty much exactly how I've done it. I'm not aware of a 'more correct' way to do it than that...

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#13 2013-01-06 00:55:53

antiv0rtex
#! Die Hard
From: Earth
Registered: 2012-10-05
Posts: 574

Re: Transition to LightDM

joek wrote:

R3nCi: that's pretty much exactly how I've done it. I'm not aware of a 'more correct' way to do it than that...

Ah. I see. Thanks! smile

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#14 2013-01-07 00:28:03

ew
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-09-27
Posts: 1,975

Re: Transition to LightDM

R3nCi wrote:
dura wrote:

Count me out. I like a raw login, no manager, but would prefer SLiM.

I am aware that this is slightly off-topic, but is there any chance that you could write a tutorial of sorts on how exactly you set up your raw-login? I accomplished something similar by removing gdm (or was it xdm? something like that) and then just startx'ing my way into Openbox whenever I boot my laptop, but I think that is probably not quite the right way to have done things.

Then you should try linuxbbq, there is no bloat like a login manager. Just type startx and click enter. That`s a nice way to launch openbox, but for us who like to bloat our installs with lxde, xfce, gnome and other sessions, then lightdm is doing a nice job keeping track of everything, and we don`t need to configure anything to add new sessions. It`s simple, and there are a lot of other areas that are way more fun to configure.

OK. I`ll admit it. I can`t write those session files. It`s beyond my skill level at the moment:)


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#15 2013-01-07 01:03:13

VastOne
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From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,163
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Re: Transition to LightDM

Is it my understanding now that anything that is not in linuxbbq will forever be labeled as bloat now?

Sounds rather trollish to me


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#16 2013-01-07 04:55:25

incogn1to
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From: Riga, Latvia
Registered: 2010-07-20
Posts: 125
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Re: Transition to LightDM

Slim just works and it has pretty simple configs. Do we really need anything else?


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#17 2013-01-07 06:48:01

machinebacon
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From: China
Registered: 2009-07-02
Posts: 6,634
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Re: Transition to LightDM

@ew: sorry, but that not true. The login manager "there" is LightDM

@VastOne: relax.

Edit: he doesn't relax.

Edit #2: PM now says it was meant as a joke. A bag of laughs.


Moderator Edit - Shared PM removed

Last edited by machinebacon (2013-01-07 07:38:17)

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#18 2013-01-07 07:43:01

VastOne
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From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,163
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Re: Transition to LightDM

Since when is it all right to share a Private Message with the entire Forum?


Hijacked thread now

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