Re: Updated: XDM, GDM, KDM, WDM shootout :-)
As for locale choice ....
On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 04:05:12AM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Sun, Sep 26, 2004 at 09:55:08PM +0200, Osamu Aoki (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > Update reflecting people's comments:
> > On Sun, Sep 26, 2004 at 01:11:32AM +0200, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > The result of comparison is (+ is yes, - is no):
> > 1) Use of 2) Choice 3) Choice 4) Non ~/.xsession 5) User
> > Xsession.d of WM of locale custom List
> > by user startup script
> > XDM ++ -- -- - -
> > GDM + + ++ only gnome ++
> > KDM ++ + +(restart) - ++
> > WDM ++ +- -- - -
> > (KDM listing is anticipated situation for next unstable version.)
> Glad to see you added the user list.
> My own preference is WDM: clean, offers XDMCP if necessary, and I run
> WindowMaker anyway.
> For a lab in which I support ten WinXP laptops with XDMCP logins (via
> Cygwin), I switched to KDM. Why?
> - Both username and password visible on the login screen. I know it
> sounds dumb if you've been typing user <enter> pass <enter> for the
> past fifteen years, but 6-18 year olds with limited computer
> exposure get confused. Confusion == questions. Questions == time.
> - User list. This blows away legacy MS Windows, incidentally, whose
> login screen stumps a lot of the kids, many with marginal language
> skills (I tend to draw the line at being able to spell your own
> Other than that, the overall appearance is neat and clean without too
> many buttons to fiddle.
> FWIW, current desktop is mostly XFCE4, though I let 'em choose. Got one
> who'se aping my WindowMaker desktop, another likes KDE.
> In a lot of contexts, offering a locale choice at login might be seen as
> a liability rather than an advantage: more choices == more confusion ==
> more chance for error. O ghod! I've ghot the ghnome disease! ....
Please edit /etc/gdm/locale.conf and remove unused locales. This
reduces noise. I removed all non UTF-8 ones here on my system.
If you are still in N. California, I guess you need Spanish, at least to
help people understand.
Currently, man, aptitude, mc requires traditional console but for most
new apps, UTF-8 under gnome works fine.
3 entries stay even after I emptied locale file:
Last locale (recorded in ~/.dmrc I think.)
System default: hard to undrstand for newbie.
Does anyone know to remove/edit these entries?