Graphical login

brettholcomb at brettholcomb at
Fri May 27 16:04:17 CEST 2005

I use XDM with Xfce and that works fine.

> From: Amichai Teumim <amichai.teumim at>
> Date: 2005/05/27 Fri AM 07:52:22 EDT
> To: XFCE general discussion list <xfce at>
> Subject: Re: Graphical login
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> Hi
> I use GDM. You can have GDM without having gnome,but you will have
> some gnome stuff.
> If you use debian or any such based distro do apt-get install gdm and
> then say yes to all the dependencies.
> - -amichai
> Paul Tansom wrote:
> >I have a suspicion this may be a dumb question, but I've not managed to
> >find the answer I'm looking for yet - if that makes any sense!
> >
> >I'm looking to experimentally switch to a graphical login prompt instead
> >of using startxfce4 every time I power on. From a trawl through the
> >documentation I can find details of using GDM if I'm running Gnome or
> >KDM if I'm running KDE - I'm not running either though. Is a native
> >graphical login on the things to do list for XFCE or have I missed
> >something? Perhaps I should be hacking one of the *DM setups to work
> >without the desktop itself, although adding GDM looks to want to use
> >10.2MB of disk space, which sounds overkill just for a graphical login
> >Still better than KDM which runs at 66.2MB, so there's tons of
> >unnecessary stuff in there :)
> >
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