[SATLUG] Choosing a Display Manager
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 19:22:17 CDT 2010
Frank Huddleston wrote:
> I'm trying to decide which display manager to run under the FluxBox
> window manager. I guess the generic one is xdm, but Gnome uses gdm, KDE
> uses kdm, and then I think there are a few others around. I've always
> used xdm just because it was the default, but a while ago I installed
> Ubuntu Studio and that runs with Gnome by default, and gdm.
> I ran FluxBox over gdm for a while, then replaced it with xdm, just
> because it seemed to be less aligned with any particular windowing
> system. I run apps from everywhere: Gnome, KDE, X, whatever.
> I understand that usually, the choice of the display manager is
> determined by the window or desktop manager, but in this case it isn't.
> So I'm asking: for the users who don't run either Gnome or KDE: how did
> you decide on the display manager? What are the factors which are
> considerations in picking one or the other?
I don't use a display manager. I use startx from the command line.
There are a couple of advantages to doing that. The main one is that if
there is a problem with the graphical display, the system will still
boot. The boot is also faster.
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