[Slackbuilds-users] GDM vs. ConsoleKit in -current

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sun Jan 10 20:36:49 UTC 2016

On Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:40:03 +1300
Klaatu <klaatu at straightedgelinux.com> wrote:

> On 12/14/2015 07:43 AM, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> > Le 12/12/2015 04:05, Robby Workman a écrit :  
> >> I looked around in the gdm code and don't see anything obvious
> >> that would make it not work with CK2, and like you, google turned
> >> up nothing useful. I did notice that PCLinuxOS is using gdm-2.20.11
> >> as well, but aside from a special dbus config file (which I tried
> >> here with no change to behavior), I don't see anything special that
> >> they do. I'll note that they use PAM though, so maybe that makes a
> >> difference.
> >>
> >> These days, I don't even use gdm any more - I'm on xdm with
> >> alienBOB's config (slightly modified) from his livecd work. The
> >> only things that users might miss are a session chooser (change
> >> $HOME.xinitrc instead) and switching users (I don't like that
> >> anyway, and you indicated the same, so good riddance to that one,
> >> right? :))  
> > 
> > I spent a rainy afternoon fiddling around with LXDM. Now I'm a happy
> > camper with it, it works perfectly, looks very nice and doesn't
> > depend on any other third-party stuff.
> > 
> > Here's my modified version that works great with Xfce or any other
> > window manager (WindowMaker, Fluxbox, IceWM, etc.)
> > 
> > http://www.microlinux.fr/microlinux/testing-14.1-source/lxdm/
> > 
> Bravo! thanks Niki, this is really nice. Think I might borrow it for
> myself.

Given this and the fact that I can't find a way to fix gdm, I've 
removed gdm from the current-wip branch. As far as I'm concerned,
it can rest in peace.

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