Substitute GDM with MDM

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Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by lmello » 31. May 2012, 15:59

Since GDM is unlikely to be further developed, I'd like to suggest that the default Login Manager to be MDM (MATE Display Manager) in further Salix releases.

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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by gapan » 31. May 2012, 20:48

Maybe.
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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by JRD » 1. Jun 2012, 12:29

Could be a good option. I checked the new GDM on another distrib...they remove quite all features, useless. MDM could be a very good option then.
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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by Spixi » 3. Jun 2012, 09:54

What about SLiM?

SLiM is a small lightweight login manager, simple to configure and looking much better than XDM.

It can be obtained here: http://slim.berlios.de/

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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by gapan » 3. Jun 2012, 09:57

Please. Not this conversation again: http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2127
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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by Tim CowChip » 5. Jun 2012, 00:59

I have tried MATE on both Arch and Snowlinux(ubuntu/MATE) with MDM and I believe that it would be an improvement over GDM for Salix.
GDM provides bindings to glib, dbus, pam and polkit that allow users to configure gnome settings and allow these settings to persist from session to session for Gnome.
I have a hunch that MDM will do a better job of this for MATE than GDM does, especially if the files called by GDM have been renamed for MATE.
I have been looking for a source file for the Mate-Display-Manager to slkbuid, but have been unable to find one to try it out.
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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by Shador » 5. Jun 2012, 07:16

There only seems to be a git repo yet (first result with ddg):
https://github.com/gfunkmonk2/mate-display-manager

You can just pull that repository and create a tarball yourself omitting the .git dirs.
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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by Tim CowChip » 5. Jun 2012, 07:36

I found this tarball on the Mint debian repo. http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main ... 0.4.tar.gz
I got gapan's slkbuild from this package http://salix.enialis.net/x86_64/13.37/s ... 64-3gv.txz.
I guess I can replace gdm with mdm and edit the "source=" to the Mint repo. I might be little over my head with this. I think I'll get a good night's sleep then have a cup of coffee first.
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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by gapan » 5. Jun 2012, 11:12

Tim CowChip wrote:I have tried MATE on both Arch and Snowlinux(ubuntu/MATE) with MDM and I believe that it would be an improvement over GDM for Salix.
GDM provides bindings to glib, dbus, pam and polkit that allow users to configure gnome settings and allow these settings to persist from session to session for Gnome.
I have a hunch that MDM will do a better job of this for MATE than GDM does, especially if the files called by GDM have been renamed for MATE.
No, it won't. MDM is exactly the same as GDM 2.20.x. Only the name has changed (and very few very minor stuff).
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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by Tim CowChip » 5. Jun 2012, 17:27

I would not have guessed that MDM was the same as GDM except for the name change. Is MDM still being developed?
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