Re: Debian X package shouldn't install XDM by default
I like GDM and KDM, because they let me choose
language and window manager when I start up, but does
XDM allow you to do either? Maybe I just don't know
how to use XDM (which is very possible). Maybe Debian
should trash XDM and use GDM by default instead.
--- David Schleef <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 15, 2001 at 11:00:49PM -0500, Branden
> Robinson wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 15, 2001 at 09:18:06PM -0400,
> email@example.com wrote:
> > > I'm pretty sure that gdm attempts to start X a
> certain number of times before
> > > quitting, I'm not so sure if xdm has this
> > It does, and it is enabled by default.
> I like that particular feature -- it has helped me
> in numerous
> situations. However, it doesn't help much when X
> crashes the
> machine, which happened to me recently after an
> install. (It's
> fixed.) And I still haven't figured out how to get
> to console
> mode from X. (Before someone answers, I'm not dumb,
> it's a
> I'm still torn on the xdm by default issue. On one
> hand, it
> would be nice to have a debconf option. On the
> other, it's
> only a problem if things go wrong.
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