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Re: Use the same display manager for all desktop options?

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 09:07:37PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Petter Reinholdtsen 2013-06-08]
> > I am not sure how to fix this in a sensible way, so I reverted the
> > change to use gdm3 all over and set KDE to use kdm, Gnome to use
> > gdm3 and LXDE and Xfce to use lightdm as we did before.  Quite a lot
> > of packages need to have their dependencies and recommends changed
> > before we can try again to consolidate.
> I just discovered a problem with lightdm+xfce (probably also affect
> lightdm+lxde).  Logged in users are not registered in utmp, and thus
> do not show up in 'who', and the killer package assume the processes
> of the logged in user are left behind from some not logged in user and
> throw out the user every hour.
> I believe kdm get it right.  Not sure about gdm3.

gdm3 registers users in utemp.
> Dropping the killer package will cause lots of left behind processes
> to slowly cause the clients to become slower and slower, and thus do
> not seem like a great alternative either.  But making it impossible to
> work for more than an hour is a killer.  Any ideas?

If bug #648604 isn't solved in time, gdm3 could be used with LXDE and 
Xfce; IMO gdm3 would fit better than kde concerning consitency.


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