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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Apr 3 08:33:04 UTC 2011

On sam., 2011-04-02 at 21:31 -0300, Sergio Cipolla wrote:
> 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.

For slim it's just that you don't use the correct session. I'm not sure
if it's in the default config or not but please use 'startxfce4' in the
config file and/or 'Xfce session' in slim (F1) to change that, iirc.
Reading README.Debian in xfce4 and xfce4-session might help too.
> 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)
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxde/files/lxdm/
> http://lxde.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=lxde/lxdm;a=summary
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/lxdm

You should ask LXDE people for that.
> LightDM:
> https://launchpad.net/lightdm
> http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LightDM
> Just plain Debian packaging is too much for my knowledge, packaging a
> display manager then...so I'm just raising the subject.

I've already started packaging lightDM but it's not yet usable,
especially not for a default install. I do hope we'll be able to switch
to it for Wheezy because gdm is going away, but it's just not possible

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