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Old 07-03-2013, 03:55 PM   #16
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I think the problem here is with xfce, we have the same issue. I am the only geek in the house, wife and daughter just want the computer to 'work'. In xfce the action plugin has the switch user option greyed out, the others are all available, restart, logout etc.

We actually run KDE because we can log everyone in and switch user with a couple of clicks. Sure there are the ctrl-alt-F* options and I'm quite happy with that but they're not and I can see why. To them the computer is just the screen in the corner where they look at ebay and play games.

I think xfce needs a switch user option, whether the developers think they do is another matter.
 
Old 07-04-2013, 08:03 AM   #17
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I'm using a tweaked GDM inspired by the folks from SBo and the Salix distribution. I've themed it so it harmonizes perfectly with my (tweaked) Xfce desktop.

http://www.microlinux.fr/slackware/M....0-source/gdm/

If you use my packages, be sure to install the libgnomecanvas dependency.

Cheers,

Niki
 
Old 07-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #18
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I just use the command
kdmctl reserve
to get a new xsession with xfce or anything else, with kdm.

Last edited by pataphysician; 07-04-2013 at 08:59 AM.
 
Old 07-04-2013, 10:15 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kikinovak View Post
I'm using a tweaked GDM inspired by the folks from SBo and the Salix distribution. I've themed it so it harmonizes perfectly with my (tweaked) Xfce desktop.

http://www.microlinux.fr/slackware/M....0-source/gdm/

If you use my packages, be sure to install the libgnomecanvas dependency.

Cheers,

Niki
Hi Niki, I've installed Robby Workman's version before you posted here.
I'll mark this thread as solved, but can you please point what is better in your version, pls?

Thanks.
 
Old 07-04-2013, 10:17 PM   #20
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GDM is the guy

For those of you that had the same doubt I had, gdm is the guy you are looking for.

Install it, customize it (there is a lot of themes in gtk-look.org) and be happy.

Thanks everyone who answer this thread.
 
  


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