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I would like to have the firmware files needed to get wifi dongles to work. For example, it would be nice for wifi dongles that use the ar9721 chipset to work out of the box, instead of requiring a separate firmware download.
now when xfce is in its own category, how about adding the good old GDM?
I asked the same thing. At the present time, there are issues getting recent versions to compile without PAM.
You can use 2.20.11 from SBo, works flawlessly here including suspend/hibernate from the greeter window. Which is an essential feature on multiuser PC's. I've never had great luck with the "new login" feature.
Originally Posted by rworkman
gdm-2.20.x is the last one we could possibly ship. 2.x stuff newer than that require PAM (and later, something else too iirc), and the 3.x stuff require all of that plus something else that I couldn't be bothered to figure out -- basically, even with PAM and whatever else, gdm-3.x wouldn't work here. I decided to quit fighting it and just use kdm -- it works fine, and aside from not supporting suspend/hibernate from the greeter window, it does everything I want it to do.
wol, or another application capable of sending magic packets for wake on lan, would be a great addition to Slackware.
Instead of GDM, why not Qingy display manager? It's lightweight, and is independent of the desktop. I think it mostly relies on DirectFB. I think it does use PAM, but I'm not sure if it's required or optional.