[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#626032: Bug#626032: Slim appears to have grown up. Perhaps gdm(3) can be retired as the xfce4 display manager?

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun May 8 08:35:49 UTC 2011

On dim., 2011-05-08 at 02:17 -0400, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> The problems with slim that rendered it unusable (strange echo/capture
> problems on the VT's when slim was active), appear to have been
> solved, and I'm wondering if it's time to switch the display manager
> to slim and get rid of the gdm[3] dependencies that have a tendency to
> pull in gnome.  I know that was the plan at one point, but it now
> looks doable.  Or are there other features of a dm that slim still
> lacks that will be required before it can be the dm of choice?

Sadly, slim seems unmaintained and has issues with consolekit (at
least). I'm wondering about lightDM but right now it's still too young.

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