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.
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)
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!
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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I wouldn't mind LightDM as the default as well.
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I'd also vote for lightDM over SliM.
Yet another vote for lightDM here.
I'm using it on my dual WM Wheezy box because "it just works".
What, y'all don't like writing your own .xsession files?
Debian: II Arch: II openSUSE: I
Count me out. I like a raw login, no manager, but would prefer SLiM.
Last edited by dura (2012-12-12 20:24:28)
I guess you can count me in too, even though I find it quite easy to replace slim with lightdm:)
- apt-mark hold account
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...
- apt-mark hold account
@ew: sorry, but that not true. The login manager "there" is LightDM
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)