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Old 10-16-2004, 12:29 AM   #1
Feldon
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gdm, kdm, xdm daemons, which do I need?


I am running Debian 2.6.8.1. I login via GDM and use KDE as my desktop environment. I was removing all the useless services/daemons and I wondered which of gdm, kdm or xdm I need??

My guess is just gdm??? Thanks for your input.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 12:38 AM   #2
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I tend to use KDM if KDE is my default desktop, because I have the option to switch of my PC or restart it whilst I am still logged into KDE.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 06:37 AM   #3
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Re: gdm, kdm, xdm daemons, which do I need?

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Originally posted by Feldon
I am running Debian 2.6.8.1. I login via GDM and use KDE as my desktop environment. I was removing all the useless services/daemons and I wondered which of gdm, kdm or xdm I need??

My guess is just gdm??? Thanks for your input.
That is correct, if that's the one you use to log-in to KDE! You can safely remove the others!
 
Old 10-16-2004, 06:48 AM   #4
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Since your already logging into KDE with GDM it must be doing the job Any of them will do the job. You can try them all out if you want and make the choice.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 11:51 AM   #5
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Well on a standalone machine if you desire a display manager then that's totally up to you. But don't forget you can do without any of them and just start your X session from a console.

I do however like gdm better as it tends to look better than kdm. But then again If I'm using anything besides kde I prefer gdm. If I'm using kde then I prefer kdm. Kind of like a fasion statement............everything has to match or your clashing lol.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 09:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input.

I'm using the KDM for logging into KDE. I'm partial to KDE and the shutdown/restart feature is nice with KDM. Otherwise, I prefer the look of gdm too, hehe.
 
  


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