News to XFCE - have a few questoins

Brett I. Holcomb brettholcomb at
Sat Jul 23 20:52:58 CEST 2005

1.  I use xdm with XFCE and it works fine.  XFCE doesn't have a display 
manger per ses.

2.  At this point no icons on the desktop

On Sat, 23 Jul 2005, Adam Advocaat wrote:

> Hey, everyone. I just finished installing XFCE on my Ubuntu box last night
> and I'm liking it so far, and am already seeing the positive effects of it
> over bloated GNOME. (I have a very old, low-end computer, and the diffence
> in memory usage is just great.) I do have a few things that I want to figure
> out though.
> 1. Does XFCE have a display manager like GNOME's GDM and KDE's KDM? If so,
> how would I set it as the default display manager for logging in and such?
> (As I'm sure it would be much faster than GDM if it exists.) If not, are
> there any plans on making one? How would this affect my GNOME programs?
> 2. Is there any way that I can add icons to the actual desktop, or am I
> limited to the desktop bar?
>  btw, xffm kicks Nautilus' willy butt ten thousand times over. Awesome job
> with it. Just one thing that bothers me is that I accidentially hid/closed
> the toolbar that is initially on the left side, (the one with such tools
> such as rename, mount, unmount, etc...) I haven't found a way to get it back
> yet. How do I?


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