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Old 05-12-2009, 08:12 AM   #1
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Display Managers, Which one?


I'm using fedora 10 as my OS on a desktop I am slowly putting together.

Now im going to be using FluxBox as my desktop and GRUB for my boot loader.

so that leaves me with my display manager to sort but there dose not seem to be a grate deal of choice.

basicly I am wanting to be able to create my own theme/skin/style for it, so thats the must have when I chose which, I am wanting to be able to change the look of pretty much everything on it with graphics.

The display managers i know about are

which of these, or one of your own. Is best for what i am wanting to do?
Im not bothered about all the rest of the functions it comes with, all i want it to do is look good and load fluxbox for the session.

Old 05-12-2009, 08:32 AM   #2
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Well, GDM's for Gnome, KDM's for KDE, so I think XDM would be the best choice.
Old 05-12-2009, 08:41 AM   #3
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thanks brian,

your right in a way, how ever they do work on there own, I would just have to install a couple of the base packages for ether gnome or kde depending on which was getting installed.

XDM is what i was leaning towards, you just made my mind up for me

GDM looks like its got problems with themes at the moment as well, somthing about them re-writing the code, so users at the moment can skin it as they used to be able to.

KDE is good but can be a bit heavy at times.

XDM, basic but dose the job! just what i want. just hope i can change that login window into somthing more sexy without having to edit the code.

anyway, thanks for your input.

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There's also Slim if you're interested
Old 05-12-2009, 05:56 PM   #5
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hello Acron,

funny you should say that because its what iv ended up using.

found it when searching google, on an old post here i beleave.

and to be honist, slim is by far one of the best i have come across.
Its very simple, well accually only thing is dose is authenticates the user and starts there desktop. but thats all they need to do if you ask me

thanks for your input, usfull stuff!
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If you happen to need remote X login, I believe SLiM doesn't have those capabilities. But you can always ssh in and tunnel X over ssh.


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