Lightweight display manager

Ondrej Mihalyi mihalyi at
Fri Apr 15 16:24:52 CEST 2005

Only my two cents:

If you don't know, how difficult is to program such complex thing as login manager, don't ask for a custom one if there is already a good choice (I mean gdm, what is wrong about it ? )

Second, if you want to have a really lightwight display manager and want remove gdm, try adding command line
if [ x"$DISPLAY" = x ]; then startxfce4; fi
 into your .bashrc :)

I'm not XFCE developer but requests of this kind just irritate me.


On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 08:03:10 -0300
Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues <lookkas at> 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
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