[Pkg-xfce-devel] Light display manager for Xfce in Debian (needed).

Sergio Cipolla secipolla at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 00:31:38 UTC 2011

I have Debian sid with Xfce here.
I've installed gdm3 and it works fine with xfce. I've kept it light by not
installing recommended packages but I've noticed that it isn't themeable
without GNOME's appearance app (it doesn't obey xfce's one, of course) and
current gnome-icon-theme hasn't all its icons (see image). IDK if they fixed
this in the next version of the icon theme for GNOME 3.
[image: Captura de tela - 01-04-2011 - 12:20:27.png]
Both slim and wdm, at least here, don't work properly with Xfce's logout app
as it asks for a password when I try to reboot or shutdown and then it says
the user isn't authorized to perform that operation (so it works only by
logging out of the session and then rebooting/halting from the display
manager). I guess this may be due to both of them not being
developed/maintained anymore and so may be missing an up-to-date
configuration for Debian.

Currently we have LXDM and LightDM as new basic display managers but they
aint packaged for Debian yet. It would be nice if they were. At least LXDM
seems to be usable as it's packaged for Ubuntu and OpenSUSE, I think.
(ok, it's an LXDE app but Xfce would probably benefit from it too)



Just plain Debian packaging is too much for my knowledge, packaging a
display manager then...so I'm just raising the subject.

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