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View Poll Results: What is to you lighter?
XDM 2 40.00%
SLIM 2 40.00%
Other 1 20.00%
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Lightweighter : SLIM vs XDM ?


I would like to have your opinion regarding xdm vs SLIM (

What is in your opinion lighter?

Old 10-06-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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I've used SLiM and found that it loads fast and works well, plus it's highly customizable.

XDM may be a bit lighter but I really can't say that for sure.

What I'd do is install each and check their resource usage to see which one uses less.
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While i'm not sure if XDM is lighter then SLIM, on archlinux forums there have been several threads about problems with slim recently.

Most of those problems are related to CK/polkit and systemd.
Those that did get slim to work, had to make changes in .xinitrc , put some programs in autostart folders etc.

XDM on the other hand needs very little changes to work with almost anything.
so my vote goes to XDM.
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A poll won't get you anywhere with this question. You can't vote one of them to be lighter, the only valid way to find out which is lighter is to install them both and test them in the same environment with a similar configuration.


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