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Re: Applications by default : lightDM instead of LXDM


LightDM more or less works, but it has some glitches and it's hard to set up.
First, its upstart config file is not complete and needs  some fix.
Please if someone know how to do this, help the author.
Second, I never got it work correctly with console Kit and some
authentication thing.
Again, if anyone know how to get it work, please help.
Otherwise, it should be a good replacement for gdm.

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Yorvyk <yorvik.ubunto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 11:34:20 +0100
> Julien Lavergne <gilir@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> For now, we have LXDM as display manager, but I would like to try
>> lightDM for this cycle.
>> lightDM have several advantages :
>> - It's cross-platform, means other desktops may use it and support it.
>> - It'll proposed for inclusion is Ubuntu in natty+1, and if it succeed,
>> it means also more support.
>> Support is important for this piece of software, because it's more
>> complex than a standard desktop application. It's also important to have
>> testers because it needs to deal with many different configurations and
>> situations.
>> Another advantage : lightDM doesn't depends directly on GNOME component,
>> only the greeter (the login screen) who use have those depends. And
>> there is already a greeter which is similar to the LXDM one (thanks
>> PCMan :))
>> You can read more on lightDM on the homepage [1] or on the blog of the
>> author [2]. You can also see the blueprint for inclusion in standard
>> Ubuntu [3].
>> Also, I already plan to continue to maintain LXDM, so if lightDM is not
>> ready for 11.04, we will have the possibility to switch back to LXDM.
>> A version to test it in a real installation will be available in the
>> Lubuntu Desktop PPA in several days.
> LightDM seems promising and I think that, if it is ready, would be a good option.  I would have to try it to give a proper response.
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> Steve Cook (Yorvyk)
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