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Post subject:   PostPosted: 13.03.2011, 12:25



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any other alternative to lineak so that i can use my multimedia keyboard to raise and lower and mute volumes on oss mixer
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 14.03.2011, 14:43



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ok i managed to get my multimedia keyboard on xfce4 and i also installed kde-full...

however how do i log into kde now?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 14.03.2011, 17:24
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if you can log into xfce on gdm/kde, you have Session menu to select
which DE/WM you wish to start.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 14.03.2011, 17:57



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that session manager is not showing kde as an option
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 14.03.2011, 21:51
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I don't know much about gdm configuration.
I don't find anything about gdm3 configuration, and not even sure if dgm3 is a version
of Gnome's gdm or not... 8(

(gdm3 package has /usr/sbin/gdm3, Gnome's project page says the version 2.31.x is the latest...
but there are documentations for 2.32... 8)

So far, I found this in http://library.gnome.org/admin/gdm/2.32/gdm.html
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5.9. GDM Session Configuration
GDM sessions are specified using the FreeDesktop.org Desktop Entry Specification, which can be referenced at the following URL: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifi ... ntry-spec.
By default, GDM will install desktop files in the <share>/xsessions directory. GDM will search the following directories in this order to find desktop files: <etc>/X11/sessions/, <dmconfdir>/Sessions, <share>/xsessions, and <share>/gdm/BuiltInSessions. By default the <dmconfdir> is set to <etc>/dm/ unless GDM is configured to use a different directory via the "--with-dmconfdir" option.
A session can be disabled by editing the desktop file and adding a line as follows: Hidden=true.
GDM desktop files support a GDM-specific extension, a key named "X-GDM-BypassXsession". If the key is not specified in a desktop file, the value defaults to "false". If this key is specified to be "true" in a desktop file, then GDM will launch the program specified by the desktop file "Exec" key directly when starting the user session. It will not run the program via the <etc>/gdm/Xsession script, which is the normal behavior. Since bypassing the <etc>/gdm/Xsession script avoids setting up the user session with the normal system and user settings, sessions started this way can be useful for debugging problems in the system or user scripts that might be preventing a user from being able to start a session.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 15.03.2011, 01:23



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imi using slim
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 15.03.2011, 01:31



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Slim's nice and I use it with openbox on another system
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 15.03.2011, 01:38



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SLiM is dead upstream and therefore not a good choice for switching.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 15.03.2011, 09:01
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As slh already commented, SLiM does not see any more upstream development since long time, and is at risk to be removed from Debian therefore.

If you want to test a really lite alternative to gdm, you might want to test LXDM. The Aptosid LXDE team is working on getting it into Debian directly. Meanwhile, you can grab it from Vibora's test repository at http://cobrasbyte.de/debian/

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 15.03.2011, 11:38
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I've been using slim, too, and did not know about upstream.

about lxdm, I found this. and seems not good for my usage.
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXDM
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Choosing other desktops/wms

If you want to have a choice between starting in LXDE or other options (including simply Openbox) then it's important not to use LXDM, as it has a bug (still exists at December 2010) which interferes with sessions other than LXDE


I'd consider xdm as alternative, seems more lightweight and less dependencies than gdm3.

(and btw. configuring slim is just editting /etc/slim.conf )
 
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      muchan wrote:
I've been using slim, too, and did not know about upstream.

about lxdm, I found this. and seems not good for my usage.
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXDM
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Choosing other desktops/wms

If you want to have a choice between starting in LXDE or other options (including simply Openbox) then it's important not to use LXDM, as it has a bug (still exists at December 2010) which interferes with sessions other than LXDE


I'd consider xdm as alternative, seems more lightweight and less dependencies than gdm3.

(and btw. configuring slim is just editting /etc/slim.conf )


Hopefully that bug will be fixed soon, if LXDM is to be a useful replacement for SLiM. Isn't XDM rather hard to configure though?

EDIT: The Wikipedia entry is rather outdated as the link to the bug report for LXDM suggests there was a fix released. Maybe I'll test this on an openbox system

What about any login managers other than KDM that are lightweight and use QT rather than GTK+?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 16.03.2011, 01:45



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can someone please post xdm-config(if this is the file to edit) file..so as to enable me to configure my xdm login
 
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