Lightweight display manager

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Fri Apr 15 13:14:44 CEST 2005

On Fri, Apr 15, 2005 at 08:03:10AM -0300, Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues wrote:
> Hi guys
> I'm new to the list, and I was thinking about this for a long time. I
> apoplogize in advance if this is not the right place where to post
> this.
> I was wondering if it's not possible to write a small and fast display
> manager for Xfce, with contemplates all the essential funcionality
> that a DM should have (login, session, shut down, etc.). I'm not sure
> if GDM does well in this respect, tough I use it on my toshiba portege
> 3010CT (pI 266 MMX, 64 Mb RAM). Maybe it can be done better.
> Of course, I don't know if there's an actual developers interest in
> writing such a thing (unfortunately I don't have the skills to do that
> right now).
> If this was previously discussed (I didn't find anything on the
> archives), point this to me (nicely) and simply ignore this message.
> Thank you for the attention

Many people have thought about it, no-one has written anything yet though ;-)
Mind you, a display manager is not a trivial application. There are all kinds
of security concerns and you have to deal with some arcane X stuff probably.

I'm sure many people would like to see one though...


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